Game of inching.

Inches are irrelevant when the distance is miles.

Both MLB and the Players Association met Monday and Tuesday, and plan to meet the rest of the week, to try to forge out a deal so baseball can resume.

Reports are, both sides made the slightest of concessions so far. It’s like trying to seal off the Grand Canyon with a bucket of sand. 

Frankly, I wish both sides would remain silent about the whole mess until they have it solved. I don’t want to see how the sausage is made. I just want to enjoy it in my breakfast sandwich.

It is looking more and more like the start of the season will be delayed. It’s a shame. But nobody is going to budge until real money is being lost.

In the meantime, all we can do is wait it out. The excitement the Rangers had generated at the end of November with the signings of Corey Seager and Marcus Simien, as well as Jon Gray and Kole Calhoun, has been mostly forgotten. The momentum has stalled. 

There were reports they were talking to Oakland about Matt Olson. They were talking to Clayton Kershaw.

But right now, who cares? 

Right now, baseball exists. Just not at the major league level. College baseball is a lot of fun. It’s actually closer to the baseball of the 90s and 2000s, where offenses put the ball in play, they can hit, steal, score runs. 

Soon, minor league baseball will be starting, bringing the excitement of young kids playing the game for the sheer love of it.

And, somewhere in a conference room, lawyers will be inching along on their million-mile slog to nowhere.