Coverage has not been a problem during the MLB lockout.
There have been various updates every day on the state of affairs and where both sides stand.
Today, MLB and the Players Association have a meeting scheduled, but it will simply be an informal one-on-one conversation with deputy commissioner Dan Halem and MLBPA lead negotiator Bruce Meyer.
The two sides did make some progress in Jupiter, but they failed to reach an agreement in time to beat the 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline to avoid the cancellation of 2022 regular season games.
However, it’s a good sign that the two sides are willing to talk.
After a long nine days in Jupiter though, the two sides appear to want to reduce media coverage of their talks, as one MLB insider notes.
Union negotiator Bruce Meyer and league negotiation Dan Halem are scheduled for informal meeting today, as others have said. Got the sense from conversations yesterday that both sides want to reduce the media-circus aspect of this process moving forward. Frankly, seems smart.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) March 3, 2022
No matter which side you’re on, these extensive talks can be physically and emotionally draining, and it’s understandable why the owners and players may want to reduce the media coverage.
Talks have been heated right from the get-go.
The two sides have been at each other’s throats for over three months now, and extensive media coverage of such a heated debate can take a lot out of each side.
However, this does not mean there will be no coverage at all.
There still are some big developments coming out of each meeting, and that will not change.
Baseball remains at a crossroads, with games having already been taken off the schedule, thus resulting in the second shortened season in three years.
Fans can only hope for the best at this point.
The lockout could last quite a while, and there’s no way to know when it will all be over.