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Reacts: Fans are torn on whether the season should start

But MLB fans can all agree that Rob Manfred is the worst.

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Giants fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

By now you surely know that we’re on track for a 2020 MLB season. A lot could happen between now and late July, when Opening Day is scheduled, but for now we have baseball.

The big questions is, should we have baseball?

Fans are a little conflicted — both about the idea of having a season, and the concept of having it be only 60 games — since it will be starting about four months late.

Less than half of fans who responded to SB Nation’s MLB Reacts survey felt satisfied with a season that short. That makes sense, given the silliness in the standings that will likely transpire with so few games and such small sample sizes.

Even worse, 59% of fans don’t think the league will be able to finish the season, due to rising coronavirus cases. And because of that, nearly half of polled fans think MLB should have simply cancelled the season in its entirety.

The negotiation process brought out the worst in ownership and their elected leader, commissioner Rob Manfred. Fans recognized this, as more than two-thirds said ownership is to blame, and the majority said that Manfred is the worst commissioner in professional sports. That’s no easy task when Roger Goodell exists.

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