They celebrate his achievements and impact on the game.
MLB owners, however, don’t seem to care so much.
Twitter user @CardinalsReek wrote that MLB needs to be playing regular season games by April 15, which is Jackie Robinson Day.
“If baseball isn’t played on Jackie Robinson day (4/15), I think it’s fair to say the owners have lost all respect to the sport,” he wrote.
If baseball isn’t played on Jackie Robinson day (4/15), I think it’s fair to say the owners have lost all respect to the sport
— Jacob (@CardinalsReek) March 2, 2022
As of Wednesday afternoon, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred had cancelled the first two series of the regular season.
More Cancellations Could Be On The Way
More cancellations could be on the way if the owners and the union can’t agree on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
In the meantime, a lot of people will be left not only waiting, but also losing their paychecks as long as there are no official games.
It’s an unfortunate situation, and the league doesn’t seem to care too much about the consequences of their decision to call off games.
They just want to intimidate players and bully them into signing a deal they don’t want.
It would be really sad if they cancelled Jackie Robinson Day, and there is really no point in celebrating it at another date.
As of now, the season is cancelled through April 6: Opening Day would be on April 7.
However, there is no deal close, so unless something really shocking happens in the next couple of days, Jackie Robinson Day is in serious jeopardy.
Baseball owners are slowly inflicting irreparable damage to their sport.
Some of them are very much aware of it, which is even worse.