There's bad news if you were looking forward to the Twins' home opener on April 7th at Target Field.
In case you hadn't heard, the greedy billionaire Major League Baseball owners and the just-as-greedy millionaire Major League Baseball players can't quite seem to agree on a new deal to get the 2022 season started.
The two sides apparently were engaged in a marathon negotiation session that ended in the wee hours early Wednesday... without a deal. Shocking, I know, right?
As an aside, It seems a little tone-deaf, given how many Americans have been negatively impacted financially by the pandemic the past two years both here in Minnesota and across the country, that the baseball players (who make millions) can't figure out a labor agreement with the owners (who make billions), doesn't it?
But, I digress. This latest stalemate means that MORE regular-season games just got the axe. Last week, MLB canceled the first two series of the 2022 season, which for the Twins, meant that their road trips to both Chicago and Cleveland to start the season were both called off.
And on Wednesday (Mar. 9th), after the latest session ended without a deal, MLB canceled ANOTHER two series-- including the previously-scheduled Twins home opener, which was set for April 7th against the Mariners. (Their two-game home series with the Dodgers also now isn't happening.)
This now means that the soonest the Twins 2022 season could start-- IF the two sides can reach an agreement (again, not holding my breath)-- would be on Friday, April 15th. The Twins are scheduled to be in Boston, taking on the Red Sox at Fenway Park that night.
Their new home opener would now be moved to the NEXT Friday, April 22nd, when the Twins are scheduled to host the White Sox at Target Field. Any guesses on whether these games will actually happen, or if they'll end up getting canceled too?