Major League Baseball locked out its players early Thursday morning after no new labor deal was reached, certifying the game’s first work stoppage in 26 years.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, “We hope that the lockout will jumpstart the negotiations and get us to an agreement that will allow the season to start on time.”
The MLBPA also issued a statement, calling the lockout “a dramatic measure.”
The collective bargaining agreement governs things like the length of the season, roster sizes, and revenue.
The last work stoppage was the 1994-95 players’ strike which wiped out the World Series and 900+ games.
How nervous are you that this could impact next season?