Yesterday Adam Rubin reported that MLB owners are poised to vote to eliminate the pension plan which covers non-uniformed employees. Last night Bob Nightengale tweeted thusly:
There has been no discussion of eliminating #MLB employee pension pla ns according to VP Rob Manfred
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 20, 2013
“No discussion” is an interesting way to put it. That could mean it’s not happening. It could mean that it’s something being considered among owners without Manfred or MLB in the loop. It could mean that it’s all on paper.
Given the importance of this issue to so many working people in MLB offices and out scouting in the fields, perhaps a statement affirmatively saying that their pensions are secure would be the way to go, if that is indeed the case.