With the temporary stay nearly five days old and the briefing and hearing schedule in place for the appeal of Judge Susan Nelson’s order lifting the lockout, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is expected to decide within the next two days whether to stay Judge Nelson’s ruling until the appeal is resolved.
Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal reports that a ruling on the motion for a stay is expected to be issued on Wednesday or Thursday.
If the stay isn’t granted, the doors will re-open once again, and they’ll stay open for at least a month. Which means that free agency will start and trades will be permitted and offseason workouts will commence.
If the stay is granted, well, I may have to break out the golf clubs for the first time since opening this 24/7/365 mom-and-pop operation.