Are these "Visa issues" in pro sports more about the maturity and accountability of the players?
It's not like the actual dates of Spring Training were just established and finalized.
It's not like the fact thata Visa is required to enter the USA was just invented out of thin air.
The players have a signed contract to perform their jobs and getting in to the USA is a part of that contract.
If nothing else, the player's agent should be "babysitting" the players to ensure that all necessary paperwork to secure a Visa has been submitted and processed in a timely manner that allows the player to report to Spring Training when it is to begin.In fact, a player who is joining a new team should have extra desire to arrive at Spring Training EARLY to: forge a comradery with their new teammates, establish relationships with a new coaching staff, and to get situated and familiar with a new Spring Training site.
This continual, annual "Visa Issue" situation speaks to the lack of a player's maturity, motivation, desire and commitment.Each and every time this delay takes place should give organizations pause out of concern for the player's motivation..