With the league and union unable to strike a deal, the Cardinals’ regular season games began to be called off. Here’s how that affected the schedule so far.
Street. Lewis – For the first time in 27 years, Major League Baseball will lose its games due to a labor dispute.
With the league’s owners and the MLB Players Association failing to reach agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement by the enforced MLB deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday, a cancellation is coming.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced during a press conference that the league has canceled the opening day and first two series of the season to reduce the schedule from 162 games to a maximum of 156 games.
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From the point of view of St.
Both of these series were home openers for Pirates and Cubs.
The Cardinals released a statement regarding the cancellations Tuesday evening:
“We are very disappointed that a labor agreement was not reached in time to avoid delays in the start of the MLB regular season.
The Cardinal is still hoping for a timely decision to prevent any match at Bosch Stadium from being affected.
We continue to prepare for the tradition-packed home opening on Thursday, April 7, and look forward to starting the season as soon as possible.”
We continue to prepare for the home-filled opening on Thursday, April 7th, and we look forward to getting the season started as soon as possible.
Manfred said that so far the league and the union have not planned for future negotiations.
After the two teams made headway through 13 negotiating sessions over a 16-and-a-half hour period on Monday, the league sent the players’ union its “best final offer” Tuesday on the ninth straight day of negotiations.
The players turned down the offer, paving the way for MLB to follow through on its threat to cancel Opening Day.
At 5:10 p.m., Manfred released a statement that many fans freaked out: Nothing to look forward to on opening day, usually a springtime benchmark for fans across the country and some in Canada as well.
The ninth layoff in baseball history will be the fourth to cause regular season games to be cancelled.