Nov. 26, 2016
Rumour Mill: MLB Is Headed For A Labour Stoppage.
Fox Sports, Ken Rosenthal broke the news last night.
Apparently, the Major League Baseball owners have voted to lock out the players if a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) isn't reached by December 1. That's when the more recent CBA expires.
It has been 22 years since the last work stoppage happened in baseball.
For the individuals who remember the 1994 player's strike knows how damaging it was for baseball.
The strike went for almost a full year, cancelling the World Series.
Fans stayed away from the Major League ball parks. Montreal lost the Expos (who were a World Series contenders in 1994)because of strike.
The team (the Expos) moved to Washington D.C. almost 10 years after the strike and became the Nationals.
Now, here we are 22 years later and baseball is popular again.
A labour stoppage now is definitely going to be a disaster for Major League Baseball.
Hopefully, the problem is going to be solved before Dec. 1. because if it doesn't, fans probably stay away (from the games) again.