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Rise and Phight: 12/2/2021

And now, we wait

Championship Series - Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Now what?

MLB and the player’s union couldn’t agree to a new CBA, even into the wee hours of the night, so now the players have been locked out by the owners. It’s a shame, but it’s also to be expected. This isn’t the end of the world; it just looks bad is all. In the world of negotiations, this just means they’re going to keep negotiation, though probably not at the frantic pace we’ve seen these past few days. It’s likely that the lockout will only go on for a few months since both sides know what’s at stake as far as financials and perception among the fans. They absolutely cannot miss any games - spring training or regular season. So long as they get this done in time to keep both of those intact, everything will be fine. If nothing else, we’ll see another frenzy of free agent activity once again once the transaction freeze lifts, but for now, we talk about other things.

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