As most fans can probably imagine, the absence of MLB and the postponement of spring training has not only affected players.
There is currently no collective bargaining agreement (CBA), so the start of spring training and the regular season is a mystery at the moment.
That has left a good number of stadium workers in Florida and Arizona with no income: if there aren’t games, nobody gets paid.
Last week, the Players Association announced a $1 million fund to help workers and staffers get some income during these tough times without baseball.
The MLB Account On Twitter Finally Announced Something Positive
The league finally did the same: they announced another $1 million fund to help stadium workers in Florida and Arizona.
“MLB announces initial $1 million fund to support ballpark workers affected by missed Spring Training games in Florida and Arizona,” the league official Twitter account said on Tuesday.
— MLB (@MLB) March 8, 2022
That way, MLB finally tweeted some good news, even if it’s not yet what we want.
The league informed in a statement that “this initial fund, which will be administered by Clubs to individuals based on financial need, will be available to all part-time and seasonal workers, including (but not limited to) concessionaires, grounds crew, security, clubhouse and general ballpark and game operators.”
There will be another fund shortly to aid seasonal and part-time workers affected by missed regular season games.
Before the tweet announcing the $1 million fund, the @MLB account’s last tweet was Commissioner Rob Manfred’s letter to fans on March 1, announcing the cancellation of the season’s first two series.
If there is a quick deal, however, the league recently showed a willingness to reschedule some or all lost games.
There could be news soon, so stay tuned.