MLB cancels another two series, pushing Cleveland Guardians Opening Day to April 15
Guardians fans will have to wait even longer for the season to start, as MLB has pushed Opening Day back another two series.
In what comes as a shock to no one, Major League Baseball has eliminated another two series from the 2022 schedule, pushing Opening Day back to at least April 14.
For the Cleveland Guardians, this pushes the team’s Opening Day back to at least April 15, which is a weekend home series against the San Francisco Giants. The Guardians already lost their opening homestand against the Royals and Twins, and these added cancellations eliminate road trips (six games) against Kansas City and the Cincinnati Reds.
As for spring training, that is officially all kinds of messed up, and whenever the season starts, it will have to be some kind of bizarre-looking version, probably not unlike the Summer Camp structure of 2020.
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Major League Baseball would like you to believe that this had to happen “despite the best efforts” of the league to come to agreement with the players on a new CBA. This comes in spite of the fact that MLB tried to shove in an international draft at the very last moment – even as both sides were coming closer on core economic issues – very likely knowing what it would do to talks.
If you’re a bit of a baseball conspiracy theorist, that only further proves the owners have been looking to eliminate April off the schedule all along. However, the league and players have since agreed to continue negotiating on the international draft until July 25, opening the door to a new collective bargaining agreement actually happening sooner than later.
Could we really be this close to baseball coming back? There has been hope before, so let’s see what happens before breaking out the confetti.