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MLB cancels games and delays the start of the season

After more than a year of negotiating, Major League Baseball and the Player’s Union did not reach and equitable agreement for the 2022 season.

In a press release published on, Robert D. Manfred Jr. said that despite offerring more money to younger players, implementing a draft lottery, and eliminating practice of direct draft compensation, both sides walked away from the negotiating table.

For the moment, only the first two series of the 2022 season have been cancelled. There is still hope the two sides can reach an agreement that will not delay the season any further.

This is the first time since the 1994 – 1995 stoppage that season has been impacted because of disagreements over compensation. At that time, more than 900 games were cancelled, including the 1994 World Series.

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