We all were hoping that the MLB lockout would be done by yesterday and the 2022 regular season could start on time.
However, it turns out that the positive feeling from Monday night was just a ploy by the owners so they could paint the players as the villains when things went south yesterday.
Opening Day has now been delayed.
The first two series of the regular season have been wiped away and will not be made up.
Unfortunately, with the way things are going and with no end in sight, it seems likely that more series will follow suit in being cancelled.
Free agent first baseman Anthony Rizzo shared his thoughts on Twitter, telling the fans of baseball that the players will miss them most and dedicated the tweet to the younger generation of baseball players.
To the fans we will miss you most. To the younger generation of baseball players, this is for you.
— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) March 1, 2022
It’s sad that we got to this point, but it is at least nice to see Rizzo showing compassion for baseball fans who are hurting because of the lockout.
Seeking Any Good News
As is with any work stoppage, the fans are the ones who are hurt the most by all of this.
Rizzo, like all players, is also in a bind, given that all Major League facilities are shut down and MLB players cannot access them.
Now, both sides will return home, with the nine-day Jupiter summit proving to be a failed attempt to get any sort of deal done.
If there’s any good news, it’s that MLBPA is setting up a completely staffed training facility in Mesa, Arizona that players can go to in order to prepare for the season, according to Robert Murray.
Evan Drellich notes that there’s talk of them creating one in Florida too.