Playing ball … not so fast
News of the Major League Baseball strike became official on Thursday and the disconnect between the players’ union and the league may be greater than previously thought. Among the many developments on the first day of the lockout, the teams and leagues websites looked drastically different from those on Wednesday.
When I saw several people on social media talking about the redesign of the site, I had to go and see for myself. Of course take a look at what you see now on redsox.com.
What about my favorite flagship videos?
Due to the strike, all player images, stats, news and information have been removed from all team websites. The MLB.com league website has also removed all current player information. It is still possible to access certain historical and significant videos and information. For baseball fans like me, winter can be long and sometimes you just don’t get to watch a game. During the summer you can listen to or watch a game almost every day. So if you’re a die-hard fan like me, you can still watch classic videos like Pedro Martinez’s 17K game against the Yankees.
Is the commissioner sabotaging the league?
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement on the strike, and the tone of it drew the ire of players and officials alike. The league’s current proposal is believed to benefit smaller teams in the market and benefit larger markets and their owners. Reports earlier in the week suggested the two sides were far apart on financial details, but the dialogue was amicable. However, the Commissioner’s statement and the reaction suggest that we may have to consider that the 2022 season may be on hiatus.
Make sure to help your regional billionaire
Hey, no worries, you can still buy your favorite player’s jersey and supposedly have it just in time for Christmas. Either way, owners never miss those vacation dollars!