Pain: Cleveland Guardians pitchers and catchers were supposed to report today
As if you needed to feel any worse about the MLB lockout, pitchers and catchers were supposed to report to camp today.
Major League Baseball’s lockout has no doubt been painful to this point, but here’s just a little extra twist of the knife: today was the day pitchers and catchers were supposed to start reporting to spring training.
After the Super Bowl, February becomes a black hole for sports fans, but pitchers and catchers reporting is the brief glimpse into spring, where we can all begin to entertain thoughts of the baseball season and, best of all, warmer days ahead. But this is just one of the many things MLB owners are currently taking from us through this lockout. Up next is the rest of the players reporting to camp (February 20) and the first full-squad workout (February 21), where we should have been seeing the first awesome glimpses of the Guardians’ new uniforms, worn by the major leaguers at least.
In the meantime, the Cleveland Guardians would still certainly like to have your money, as the team continues to advertise that spring training tickets are for sale. And with the Guardians supposed to open Cactus League play on February 26… well, good luck with all that.
The Guardians haven’t stopped there, either; the team has been sure to let fans know that single-game tickets are now on sale, along with the official road jerseys. So you might not get to watch your favorite team anytime soon, but you sure can spend money on it immediately.