MLB formally introduced that the homeowners have been locking out the gamers as quickly because the earlier Collective Bargaining Settlement expired at midnight on Dec. 2, 2021.
MLB.com’s web site and all its affiliated workforce web sites have been nicely ready as quickly because the clock struck midnight.
As quickly because the lockout occurred, MLB’s web site stripped out all information tales about participant signings. As a substitute, historic content material was posted on the positioning. The identical was true of workforce websites, which additionally eliminated pictures of gamers on the 40-man rosters resulting from title, picture and likeness rights the league now not possesses as a result of expiration of the contract.
Come on, toys. We’re going house. Gotta save baseball right here, and who is aware of what would occur if somebody noticed Eric Hanhold’s face: pic.twitter.com/R5SoHdDDaX
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) December 2, 2021
Images of coaches stay although, since they’re not a part of the gamers’ union.
On workforce websites, participant headshots are gone whereas coaches and employees stay. pic.twitter.com/pymwUuxyN3
— Terrible Asserting (@awfulannouncing) December 2, 2021
Ticket promos now not have names of gamers hooked up to them.
Oh it is a journey. Promo objects based mostly on present gamers now not have names hooked up.
For instance, the giveaway on April 9 was initially Adam Wainwright/Yadier Molina thriller jerseys. Now, prepare for “grownup Cardinals battery” thriller jerseys https://t.co/vWp08kqRtQ pic.twitter.com/iqI516k56T
— Katie Woo (@katiejwoo) December 2, 2021
Staff web sites went to evergreen content material, resembling articles on one of the best gamers and seasons in workforce historical past.
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) December 2, 2021
MLB.com’s homepage confirmed content material about 1995.
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) December 2, 2021