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Rise and Phight: 1/31/2022

January is over? Really?

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San Francisco Giants v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

With the conference championships out of the way in football and today being the last day of January, spring training starts to come into focus. Most baseball fans start to get the itch around this time, longing for the warming sun of Florida (or Arizona) and begin to think about what lies ahead. This year brings a new wrinkle with the lockout still in effect, but one has to think that the time to make a deal is close.

We saw last week that the two sides were talking about core economics and that they were at least on the same side of the world (though still not particularly close) with their ideas, but there is still a long way to go. Talks will likely accelerate after the Super Bowl is over, bringing the national pastime into focus. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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