Fans, media members, and even outside observers have agreed on the fact that MLB is doing its best to sabotage itself by offering no baseball content to the people.
The last three seasons have been marred by scandals: they played only 60 games in 2020 because of the pandemic and the fact the two sides, owners and players, took forever to agree on the conditions for the season.
The 2021 campaign took place with relative peace, but there is no date to start the 2022 season because the two sides haven’t come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
Owners have shown their worst side in talks, failing to offer a fair deal that players can accept.
MLB Is Quickly Losing Popularity
The league is starting to fall behind, although some argue that process already began a few years ago.
The 2020 fiasco didn’t help, as probably didn’t the Hall of Fame’s broken election process, the Houston Astros cheating scandal, and the current negotiations for the future of baseball for the 2022-2026 period.
People want to watch baseball, and they can’t because of the current lockout, a measure that owners can lift immediately.
They don’t want to do that because then baseball would be played and they wouldn’t have any leverage in talks.
A baseball writer tweeted the irony of things: as baseball still isn’t a lock to be played this year, NBA is captivating fans with spectacular plays.
MLB: we've got guys walking across a parking lot in Jupiter, Fla.
— Travis Sawchik (@Travis_Sawchik) March 4, 2022
Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies is truly amazing, and will be, together with Luka Doncic, the face of NBA for years to come.
If NBA fans can enjoy their favorite stars on the court, why can’t baseball fans do the same?
Fans don’t deserve having baseball taken away from them, and it’s baffling that the league is failing to realize that they are doing serious damage to the sport they claim to be marketing.
It’s an awful look for the league.