, because baseball has been saved!
Only three hours before the 12:01pm ET deadline, MLB owners and players union reached a 5-year agreement to make sure baseball's in the stadiums, and fans are there drunk without a shirt
(hey, good lookin'
While all the agreement details haven't been released (probably because everyone involved is sleeping after staying awake for over 24-hours to get this deal figured out), the biggest change from the previous agreement is probably to the luxury tax, which is way more complicated than Monopoly's luxury tax
. The system, meant to penalize teams with exorbitantly high payrolls (looking at you Dodgers
), will increase from $185 million to $195 million, before jumping somewhere between $210-215 million over the five-year deal. The penalty for teams who go over the threshold is also expected to rise from a 50% penalty to a 60-70% penalty.
By agreeing to this deal, baseball has proven that, along with football, they're the true game of gentleman, as neither sport has missed a regular season game due to labor talks in over 26 years. Basketball
, on the other hard, are for savages.