It is a sad day for baseball as The MLB has officially canceled the first two series of the season. This means the Milwaukee Brewers lose six home games against the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants. As of right now their first game of the season will be in Chicago vs the Cubs on March 7th. This will kick off a six game road trip vs the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles.
The MLB wanted to implement a pitch clock, ban shifts and have larger bases for the 2023 season during the last two days of talks. The negotiations could resume as early as Thursday (3/3/22), but the union reminds everyone that MLB said it was “best and final offer.” This is the statement released by the Major League Baseball Players Association following the news today:
What The Commissioner Had To Say:
Rob Manfred is at the center the baseball world’s attention today, and to say he didn’t make any friends is an understatement. This is his announcement today officially canceling games:
Rob Manfred officially announces that he'll cancel regular season MLB games
"The most unfortunate thing is the agreement we've offered to our players, offered huge benefits for our fans and for our players." pic.twitter.com/UIEocOlQlx
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) March 1, 2022
His excuse (or lack there of) for why negotiations weren’t happening prior to the last 24-36 hours:
The MLB is a clown show pic.twitter.com/KeHp5tyBd9
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 1, 2022
If Thursday comes and goes with no agreement in place we can expect even longer delays to the start of the MLB season. Today is a dark dark day in the world of baseball. We hope to get baseball (and the Brewers) back before we lose more games, or possibly and entire season.
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