Despite Commissioner Manfred’s best efforts to blow up the game he simultaneously runs and hates, the Owners and players finally reached an agreement on Thursday afternoon to end the 99-day long MLB lockout.
I’m working right now, so can’t add much at the moment (I’ll have more later) but spring training camps will open tomorrow, and exhibition games are scheduled to start on March 18. Opening day is now rescheduled for April 7. The cancelled games are going to be made up as double headers and all of those stupid covid rules are gone. Thank god. The universal DH will be in effect this year as will a 12-team playoff field.
With the CBA being ratified this evening, a flury of free agency and long awaited hot stove stuff is going to happen all at once. Hold onto your butts guys.
This means the Dodgers could be signing Freddie Freeman. This could also mean the Dodgers resigning Clayton Kershaw. This could also mean the end of Kershaw’s Dodger career…..
At least baseball is back and we don’t have to go insane watching regular season NBA games for another month.