MLB fans are currently in a weird spot.
It’s supposed to be baseball season now that the Super Bowl is out of the way.
However, spring training currently has no set date to start.
Today was supposed to be the day in which pitchers and catchers reported to training camp for each team.
Yet, the ongoing lockout, imposed by MLB owners in early December, is preventing that from happening.
MLB and the Players Association have yet to come to terms for a new collective bargaining agreement, or CBA, and without that, baseball would have no regulation document to stick to.
Since neither party wants to go into the season in a complete state of anarchy, fans have no choice but to wait until they can hammer something out.
Thor Misses Baseball, Just Like Fans
MLB pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, reminded fans of what they are missing.
“The ‘IT’S BASEBALL SEASON!’ tweet has been postponed until an unknown future date due to the lockout. Sincerest apologies,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
The "IT'S BASEBALL SEASON!" tweet has been postponed until an unknown future date due to the lockout. Sincerest apologies. pic.twitter.com/pZ2Nbe5o9j
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) February 14, 2022
Fans were quick to engage with the former New York Mets star.
It’s sad to think that, by this time of the year, pitchers and catchers would be doing their first stretching routines and running drills; and they aren’t performing any of those exercises because a small group of guys are being incredibly greedy.
MLB owners have taken the best deal seemingly forever, and players just had enough and want to negotiate a better, fairer CBA.
Most of the players’ demands aren’t even outrageous: they just want to be compensated as the true stars of the show.
When owners are ready to negotiate in good faith, we can say baseball is getting closer.
In the meantime, fans need to save those hype tweets for a later date.