The escalating labor feud between Major League Baseball and its players’ union walked to the precipice of a cliff Monday, when commissioner Rob Manfred said it is possible that there will be no season at all in 2020.

Manfred’s statement came just five days after he guaranteed MLB would at least play an abbreviated season amid the coronavirus pandemic. But as talks with the Major League Baseball Players Association ground to a halt in recent days, Manfred said even the 50-game campaign that had been discussed is imperiled.

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