As the MLB lockout reaches its fourth month, the game is in disarray and has become a laughingstock.
Baseball is now miles behind the NBA, NHL, and NFL.
The game is about as irrelevant as it has ever been, and the damage could potentially be permanent.
It’s a sad reality that the game and its fans must face, that baseball is at an inflection point, and even after the lockout is over, the damage will have already been done.
The saddest thing about all of this is that there are several stars who are in the prime of their careers, and those careers are being wasted by the ongoing labor battle, as one fan on Twitter points out.
We now have 2 shortened seasons for prime Mike Trout, Fernando Tatis Jr., Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto, Bryce Harper, Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom & many more greats. Can’t believe MLB is taking away fans abilities to watch these guys play a full season yet again
— Marc Luino (@GiraffeNeckMarc) March 2, 2022
How The Lockout Affects These Stars
Unfortunately, fans now have to sit back and not have the opportunity to watch these stars play at the peak of their careers.
The 60-game 2020 season caused enough damage to the sport.
A second shortened season in three years will only lead to more damage that could potentially be irreparable for the game of baseball.
What These Stars Mean To The Game
These players won’t be in their primes forever, and it’s a shame that fans are being deprived of the chance to see them in action.
These stars are also what could potentially save the sport in some respects, and now with the lockout, baseball is shooting itself in the foot and robbing these players of some of their best years.
We may never see another player like Ohtani, and shortened seasons could potentially rob them of accomplishing some rare feats.