On the bright side, no one calls baseball “boring” at the moment.

These heated negotiations to restart the 2020 season continue to entertain, even as they present absolutely terrible optics to a country coping simultaneously with a social crisis and a pandemic. Here are three thoughts on the latest developments:

1. If you’re wondering whether or how this collective bargaining differs from other turbulent talks that landed smoothly, look no further than the quote that Major League Baseball deputy commissioner Dan Halem gave in a text to The Post’s Joel Sherman on Monday night:

“The one piece of good news out of [Sunday’s] meeting is that Tony Clark acknowledged that the March Agreement contemplated another negotiation over player salaries if the 2020 season could not be played in front of fans. We were concerned, based on media reports, if players knew that.