The MLB lockout has been pure torture for every baseball fan.
Normally during the winter, we hear about free agents signing with new teams and blockbuster trades that shape the future of certain franchises.
Not this winter.
This winter has been different in a lot of ways.
It’s been quiet, with no real baseball news other than an update here and there on the constant labor war.
It’s been hard for fans to stomach, and all they can ask for now is for the lockout to finally be over and for things to proceed as normal.
Luckily, there’s a writer who believes that the lockout could be over today.
The MLB Lockout will end today.
— Dan (@DanClarkSports) March 9, 2022
A Bold Claim
The statement by Dan Clark is a bold one to say the least.
The two sides have been warring with each other for months, and all we hear constantly is that the two sides are at a stalemate and are far apart on several key issues that are holding up a new agreement.
We can only hope Clark is right about this.
There was progress last night, and quite a bit of it, so there’s at least some hope.
But at the same time, it’s the second time in as many weeks that MLB has set an artificial deadline to avoid the cancellation of games, and the second time that it’s been pushed back.
When it was pushed back last week, there seemed to be a growing sense of optimism that a deal was becoming a more distinct possibility.
However, we all saw how that turned out, and Rob Manfred subsequently scrubbed the first two series off of the schedule for the 2022 regular season.
We’ll see what happens today.