The meetings between MLB and the Players Association for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) continued on Monday, the day the league had set as the deadline for the season to have 162 games.
The league said that if no deal is struck by Monday, regular season games would be cancelled.
According to several reporters, MLB made it clear that it is willing to miss up to one month worth of games.
Players were obviously furious, and some of them went to social media to voice their frustration.
Each day, owners have fewer and fewer people defending them.
What they are doing with their own sport is atrocious.
St. Louis Cardinals writer Brenden Schaeffer has a similar feeling about CBA negotiations.
Good morning. MLB owners are killing their sport.
— Brenden Schaeffer (@bschaeffer12) February 28, 2022
“Good morning. MLB owners are killing their sport,” he tweeted on Monday.
Lots of fans, specialists, and analysts have said that owners are indeed getting in their own way, if what they want is to grow the game.
MLB is going to lose fans.
Some of them forever.
— Matt Williams (@MattWi77iams) February 26, 2022
They think they are fighting for a few bucks, but they don’t see the extent of the damage they are inflicting on their own sport.
Players And Fans Are The Biggest Losers
It’s actually sad because players and fans are the ones missing out the most in this never-ending lockout.
Players won’t get money if they don’t play, and a 100-game season is not the same as a 162-game season for them, for obvious reasons.
Fans, on the other hand, don’t get to watch games featuring their favorite teams and stars.
They can’t even get player-related content on the league’s official channels and websites.
Fans don’t get to enjoy the product.
How is baseball going to rebound from all this mess?
It could take a few years, at least.