The MLB lockout and the failure by the league and the players’ union to finalize a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) has left us without a set date to start the baseball season.
Right now, since Commissioner Rob Manfred cancelled the first two series of the season, the campaign would start on April 7.
But that date is very much at risk of being pushed back even further: there is no CBA close to being completed, and the league is clearly reluctant to lift the lockout.
The situation has left many players wondering about their future.
One of them is Clint Frazier, who signed a cheap deal with the Chicago Cubs after being let go by the New York Yankees.
Frazier has a lot to prove in 2022 after finishing the 2021 campaign hitting .186/.317/.317 and suffering from symptoms related to vertigo.
Frazier Made A Funny Joke About His Playing Future
For years, Yankees fans teased him and criticized his performance, which was nothing special outside from a great showing in the pandemic season.
So Frazier, knowing the start of the season may not come soon, at least took it with some humor.
“I think it might be time to apply for that mcdonald’s job everybody said i’d be working,” he wrote on his official Twitter account.
i think it might be time to apply for that mcdonald's job everybody said i'd be working
— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) March 1, 2022
It’s a reference at some of the things fans have said to him in the past and the current status of players, with no MLB season soon.
Frazier, and lots of additional MLB players, could pursue playing opportunities overseas, and may be able to negotiate clauses indicating they can return to the States in case the lockout is lifted.