After the MLBPA and the league’s owners couldn’t come to an agreement last night, the long-dreaded lockout took affect at midnight – meaning players now can’t talk to teams. And Opening Day 2022 might be in jeopardy of not starting on time.
On top of that, the MLB isn’t even using pictures of their players on the official website – which I guess has something to do with not using a players image while the CBA isn’t in effect??
— CarlO’s Correa (@ashtonblane) December 2, 2021
To troll the MLB, players all over started changing their Twitter pictures to a generic avatar.
Some A+ trolling here from @itsFatherJoe44, @JTaillon50 and @MeLlamoTrevor changing their profile pictures to the blank avatars https://t.co/cML1faFwBH is using in lieu of player images, which it has scrubbed from its website in the wake of the lockout. pic.twitter.com/sp59sRacce
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 2, 2021
— Ian Happ (@ihapp_1) December 2, 2021
Both commissioner Rob Manfred and union president Tony Clark released statements on the MLB lockout.
Statement from the Major League Baseball Players Association: pic.twitter.com/34uIGf762W
— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) December 2, 2021
Man, fuck MLB owners and Manfred. “We’ve been forced to commence a lockout” AKA “we don’t want to negotiate in good faith with players so we’re going to issue this statement to smear them for fighting for better conditions/ wages.” pic.twitter.com/c8OTwqKf2f
— Alex DelPriore (@AlDelPriore) December 2, 2021
It’s clear that the animosity between the MLB players and the owners is very real. And it’s possible that we’re no where near a resolution.
Baseball is truly in dire straits right now.
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