Major League Baseball (MLB) owners and players agreed on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). It means the second longest work stoppage in MLB history is now officially over. If a work stoppage falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
To be honest, I haven’t really been following it, even though baseball is my favorite sport to watch and follow. This work stoppage existed solely in the off-season, so it didn’t really feel too much like a work stoppage.
Opening Day is April 7.
The thing I love about MLB baseball is the fact that a season comprises 162 games. Your favorite team can suffer a bad loss, but tomorrow is another day. It’s not like football. When your team loses, you have all week to think about it. Way back when I was a Los Angeles Raiders fan, a bad loss could and would affect me all week long.
The new CBA includes some rule changes. You know how the American League doesn’t feature pitchers hitting, and instead has a designated hitter take what would be their at-bats? Well, the National League will also now have a designated hitter too.
Beginning in 2023, new rules can be put into effect after a 45 day notice. Until now, new rules needed one full year before going into effect.
I’m just thankful baseball will be back in less than a month. I’m tiring of trying to find something to watch on Hulu, Netflix, and HBO Max. Like most civilized people, I get MLB.TV every year. If I cannot find anything to watch, I can always take in a Cubs – Brewers game and root for both teams to fail.
I’m looking forward to it.