Wednesday, March 2, 2022

There are Many Losers in the MLB Lockout


"Three months after they started a lockout, commissioner Rob Manfred and the owners on Tuesday said they were canceling the first two series of the season after a 5 p.m. ET deadline passed Tuesday without a deal.

Negotiations have ended for the immediate future and the sides are expected to leave Florida, where they’ve bargained with each other for nine straight days."

As of now, the first two series for all 30 teams are canceled.  Since there are no new talks scheduled, many more games are likely to be canceled.  There are many losers here:
  • The players will lose their salary since the games will not be made up.
  • The owners will lose about $6 Million for every game that is not played.
  • People who work at the games such as ushers, ticket takers, and vendors will not be paid.
  • Businesses near the stadiums such as restaurants and souvenir shops will lose business.
  • Tourism in Florida and Arizona will suffer as spring training trips are canceled.
  • Most of all the fans will be denied their favorite sport which is a great diversion.  Many may give up on baseball.
Everyone is out for the almighty buck.  Let's hope that the parties will come to their senses and come to a settlement that is fair to both sides.

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