MLB Owners Lock Out Players As CBA Expires

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After the labor agreement between Major League Baseball and its players expired at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 1, commissioner Rob Manfred instituted a lockout, ending 26 years of labor peace in the process. How we got here and what’s ahead are important questions in considering how the 2022 season could be impacted.

While dozens of issues have been discussed and agreed upon by MLB and the players’ union, the lockout was long expected as the sides remain far apart on matters of core economics. With Manfred’s action, MLB has its fourth lockout and ninth work stoppage in its history since the MLB Players Association was founded in 1966. More

16 Comments on MLB Owners Lock Out Players As CBA Expires

  1. The word “labor” should not be applied in this context. The word “players” appears in the same sentence. Grown men playing a game for a living is hardly labor. Way more people are laboring off field in MLB than on field.

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  2. Meh. So what? Let pro baseball implode. Let them shoot themselves in the foot. Don’t watch it. Can’t afford it. Millions of dollars to adults playing a youth game.
    I could see if MLB was played for the athleticism, the fun, the sport and friendly competition. But, when players are paid multi-millions of dollars……
    And don’t get me started on the whole anti-America kneeling thing. Does baseball do that? Don’t know. Don’t care.

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  3. Perfect!
    That’s a whole bunch of able bodies, steroid injected, assholes that can get to Long Beach & unload those Boats.

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  4. A local resident played for the 1969 New York Mets. After winning the World Series that year he returned to his job driving a bread truck. Back then it was just a game and not a career that turned you into a millionaire.

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  5. The morons who knelt for BLM and its bullshit should note it is that bullshit that cost them their collective bargaining leverage with the owners because those actions decreased the value of MLB as a marketing tool by at least a third. I know I have zero fucking interest in NFL, NBA, and MLB precisely because of the fucking kneeling. Enjoy your lower pay, assholes, you earned it.

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  6. Different Tim – “Back then a regular person could afford to attend a ballgame also.”

    When I lived in Minnesota, my sister lived with me for 2 years (1985/6). We used to go to the Twins games once a month and sit behind 1st base (in the upper bleachers). They were $3 tickets. We could even afford some of the concessions! That was when Kirby Puckett and some of the other players from the 1987 World Series were playing. Loved Kirby! Good times.

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  7. Baseball developed as a game of idlers and drunks. Played in summer and fall, a high labor period in the agricultural and industrial economy, it did not attract the industrious and useful members of the society. As a symbol of our civilization all decline it became, for many years, the national pastime.

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  8. Baseball developed as a game of idlers and drunks. Played in summer and fall, a high labor period in the agricultural and industrial economy, it did not attract the industrious and useful members of the society. As a symbol of our civilizational decline it became, for many years, the national pastime.

  9. …you could have bought the ENTIRE 1975/76 “Big Red Machine” for less than a high ERA middle reliever costs now, and never got any political commercials as a bonus, PLUS we could enjoy a game without talking about what an asshole Pete Rose was because there wasn’t a hyperfocus on personalities then, just go there and enjoy the hits…

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