Former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen believes MLB players have the right to not want to play baseball in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"People have to respect that," Guillen said, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. "Anybody not in uniform will criticize them for being selfish, but people have to understand that, yes, it's their job, but they are human beings. Everything has to work out for both sides.
"Sometimes I wake up and say, 'Just cancel the season,' because so many details have to be worked out. It's hard, and it changes from one day to another. Seeing players in the stands making sure they're not close to other players? Players have to shower in the hotel? Come on. I don't see anything easy about it."
However, the 56-year-old Guillen did acknowledge he would play if the MLBPA approved the decision.
"You know me. Yes," the World Series-winning skipper said. "That's how I make my money. I have a family to care for. And then we talk about players and owners, but there are thousands and thousands of people living off baseball. Parking-lot people, security, stadium workers, vendors, many others. It's a hard situation."