MLB cancels games as Rob Manfred announces lockout will delay 2022 opening day

Written by on March 2, 2022

MLB lockout: 2022 Opening Day officially postponed - Athletics Nation

 (Yahoo Sports) – The 2022 Major League Baseball season will not start on time, according to commissioner Rob Manfred.

“I had hoped against hope that I would not have to have this particular press conference in which I am going to cancel some regular-season games,” Manfred said Tuesday afternoon.

MLB players association executive director Tony Clark later called it “a sad day.”

MLB initially identified Monday as the deadline to get a deal done that would ensure an on-time start to the season. Opening day had been scheduled for March 31. After a super-condensed ramp up ahead of the 2020 restart resulted in an uptick in injuries, the league reasoned that at least four weeks were needed for spring training, drawing a hard deadline at Monday.

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