The lockout was an obscure time in baseball history, as MLB owners left fans without their favorite sport or any player-related content for almost 100 days.
Fortunately, with owners and players approving a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the lockout was lifted on Thursday, and players are already reporting to their team’s training camps.
The first free agents of the post-lockout period have already signed deals.
Most importantly, the league can go back to tweeting about baseball.
Once the lockout started on December 2, MLB deleted all player-related content from team’s official sites and stopped tweeting about any players on their team’s 40-man roster.
Not only could fans not watch baseball or enjoy a normal hot stove season, but additionally, the league took away their chance of enjoying baseball-related content on the official page and over Twitter.
Fans Didn’t Have A Good Time During The Lockout
It was definitely distasteful for fans, who had to resort to other sources for actual baseball news and all they heard over the winter was lockout-related stuff.
The @MLB account used to let several days pass without tweeting, and when it did, it was often bad news, like the time that Commissioner Rob Manfred sent “a letter to fans” when he cancelled the first two series of the season.
However, baseball is back now, so naturally, they can finally start re-engaging and trying to win back some of those lost fans because of the lockout.
Let the fun begin! pic.twitter.com/c7KQKSj618
— MLB (@MLB) March 11, 2022
Baseball is officially back, and the league’s social media channels and official website will finally reflect it.