Opening Day will have to wait another day. Major League Baseball has officially canceled the first two series of the regular season after players and owners failed to reach an agreement by Tuesday’s deadline.
“The schedule dictates that we will not be able to play the first two series of the regular season,” said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred speaking at a new conference on Tuesday, “and those games are officially cancelled.”
MLB . Players Association answer with a statement It reads: “Amid growing revenue and record profits, we are looking for nothing more than a fair deal… We are united and committed to negotiating a fair deal that will improving the sport for players, fans and everyone who loves our game.”
Major League Baseball’s owners first locked down players in December after a collective bargaining agreement expired, marking the game’s first shutdown in more than 25 years. The bottom line, of course, is money, with players pushing for higher wages for young players as toddlers. The lockout means that the player is banned from all team activities and will not be paid until an agreement is reached.
Spring training was set to begin last month, with the Opening Date originally set for March 31. But with the cancellation, the earliest 2022 season could now begin as March 8. 4. Both sides will continue to negotiate, but it is not clear when the players will actually receive. back to the field.
Earlier this week, MLB.TV – the company that streams out-of-the-box games for an annual subscription fee – announced that it will not automatically renew annual subscription on March 1, adding in an update that “notice of renewal will appear as [collective bargaining agreement] is in effect. ”
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