As of a couple of minutes ago, Baltimore Orioles’ Opening Day appears to be off. In the MLB Lockout, the players veto’d the owners’ final proposal, meaning that there’s no collective bargaining agreement. Meaning that the players remain locked out.
Previously the league had stated that the deadline to reach a deal was February 28th. When it appeared that the sides were close, Commissioner Rob Manfred extended that to 5 PM this afternoon. But now we have no deal. Which means that regular season games are going to be canceled.
All we can do is hope that the sides continue to talk, and at some point in the very near future reach a deal. This is incredibly disappointing news, especially after the pandemic-induced 60-game season in 2020. But hopefully the sides come together to form some sort semblance of a regular 162-game season.