The longer the MLB lockout lasts, the more it impacts everyone involved.
Many of the people who are affected happen to be stadium personnel, who spend countless hours at the ballpark to make sure everything is in order and that things run smoothly.
Due to the lockout, these essential employees are now without jobs for the foreseeable future, at least until the two sides work out the kinks with the new CBA and come to an agreement to end the lockout.
The players know all too well how the lockout can negatively affect people involved with the game.
They have been barred from accessing any team facilities until the lockout is over.
But in the ultimate act of kindness, the MLBPA is providing $1 million to stadium personnel impacted by the work stoppage.
There are thousands of part-time and seasonal stadium workers in Arizona and Florida that are being severely impacted by the loss of spring training games, let alone local restaurants, bars and retail stores. https://t.co/4UMRFSeheX
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 4, 2022
An Act Of Kindness
It’s important to remember that the players are human beings as well, and it is great to see them provide money for those who have been impacted by the MLB lockout.
By doing this, the players have shown that they truly care about the fans and essential stadium workers who are affected by the work stoppage put in place by the owners.
And it isn’t just stadium workers, as Bob Nightengale notes in the tweet above.
People who work in retail stores, bars, and restaurants are also impacted by the loss of games, as they normally would see tons of action if games were happening right now.