After 99 of the longest days in the history of days, Major League Baseball and the Players’ Union finally came to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, which means…
Major League Baseball is BACK.
At 7 PM Eastern, the lockout will officially be lifted. The owners ratified the deal with a resounding 30-0 vote, and baseball is finally right around the corner.
San Diego Padres players and other players around the league were thrilled, as were millions of fans, who have spent the winter without a crumb of non-lockout news. So, we rounded up the Padres reactions you need to see:
Starting pitcher Ryan Weathers, fresh off his rookie season:
Blake Snell, hopefully gearing up for a Cy Young campaign:
A heartfelt and beautiful Instagram Story from Jurickson Profar:
And last, but certainly not least, beloved Padres broadcasters Don Orsillo and Mudcat Grant:
When is San Diego Padres Opening Day?
According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, players have to report to Spring Training in three days, which would be Sunday, March 13, and training games will begin sometime the following weekend.
Opening Day will now be April 7. In order to complete a full 162-game season, MLB will have nine-inning doubleheaders and the season will be extended three days to make up for the time lost.