MLB fans are definitely loyal.
They have had to endure lockouts, strikes, and work stoppages of any kind throughout history, and even though some fans lose interest and leave forever, most of them stick around for better times.
After what happened in 2020 during negotiations to play in the pandemic season, and the current lockout (still ongoing), some fans will undoubtedly leave and won’t follow the league as much as they used to when play resumes.
And even though some, if not most, will stay and show the same level of fandom and support, they don’t deserve this.
All fans want is to watch baseball: kids dream of becoming their favorite players some day, and adults enjoy the game itself, not to mention the quality family time spent going to the stadium or simply gathering in the living room to watch Sunday Night Baseball, for example.
MLB, however, has made sure nobody has baseball with the current lockout.
It’s baffling for outsiders when they learn MLB is not playing because the owners themselves are preventing it.
It doesn’t make much sense, anyway: the ones who deserve to earn a lot more are the players.
Fans Deserve Better
Fans don’t deserve to have baseball taken away from them.
It has already happened many times throughout history.
Here, you can see a picture of fans protesting against the 1994 strike.
Fans protesting the 1994 strike pic.twitter.com/RALfCHMvSm
— Baseball In Pics (@baseballinpix) March 2, 2022
That one wiped out most of the season and even the World Series.
Will the 2022 lockout be so extreme in terms of games lost?
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has already called off two series of the 2022 season.
The hope is that the lockout can be lifted eventually with a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) soon.