MLB Lockout Comes To An End



Brownsburg, IN – December 2: An Official Rawlings Major League Baseball sits with a bat, lock and chain to represent the lockout between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on December 2, 2021 in Brownsburg, IN. (Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The MLB lockout is finally over. Baseball is back!

The players association and the MLB agreed to terms. This was the first lockout in thirty years. I don’t think there should have been a lockout because the players already make enough money, but I’m not in charge so the MLB had to deal with that. The vote passed 30-0. I wonder if people were tired of this, or they just wanted baseball to come back.

A couple of days after Commissioner Rob Manfred canceled the first two weeks of baseball, the players agreed to the terms. These terms included more money for younger players and an increase in threshold money.

These terms also included an expanded playoff format. Last season, there were ten teams in total, but now, there are twelve. This makes the playoff race a lot more competitive and allows the fans to have more baseball. Pitch clock rules and shift rules were included in the deal, trying to make the game go by faster and allow the game to have more action. Teams are also allowed to showcase advertisements on their jerseys and helmets.

I’m getting the chance to go to the Detroit Tigers Opening Day game and I’m predicting that the game will be sold out. I’m excited to finally see baseball back in action.

Play ball!