MLB is finally back, and the regular season already has a start date: April 7, 2022 will be the day.
Players, fans, stadium workers, merchandise vendors, concession stands, team staffers, and yes, even owners, were hoping this day would come.
After almost 100 days of being locked out, players can already say they are about to hear the “play ball” voice from umpires.
The Texas Rangers‘ mascot, Captain, summed up exactly how MLB fans felt on a busy Thursday in which we heard perhaps the best words of our week: “MLB and the union agree to a new CBA deal, baseball is back!”
Captain was shown on a short video, about 40-seconds long, scrolling through several phones inside the Twitter app.
— Rangers Captain (@rangerscaptain) March 10, 2022
Thursday Was A Crazy Day Of News: And The Best Is Yet To Come!
We can all relate, if we are being honest: we all did that yesterday as we continually refreshed our app to get real-time updates from Jeff Passan, Evan Drellich, Bob Nightengale, Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, Chelsea Janes, Travis Sawchik, Eno Sarris, Jesse Rogers, and many, many more reporters who kept us informed throughout the lockout and, especially, yesterday.
Captain is more versatile, though, as he used four phones simultaneously: a true horse!
Speaking of the Rangers, they were extremely active prior to the lockout, signing Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Kole Calhoun, and Jon Gray; and picked up right where they left off today, securing pitcher Martin Perez.
They are expected to make more moves.
Free agency 2.0, players reporting to spring training, and the season starting soon: what else can fans ask for?
Baseball is, indeed, all the way back, and fans are getting ready for another exciting season.