Major League Baseball locked out its players early Thursday morning after no new labor deal was reached, certifying the game's first work stoppage in 26 years.
- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, "We hope that the lockout will jumpstart the negotiations and get us to an agreement that will allow the season to start on time."
- The MLBPA also issued a statement, calling the lockout "a dramatic measure."
- The collective bargaining agreement governs things like the length of the season, roster sizes, and revenue.
- The last work stoppage was the 1994-95 players' strike which wiped out the World Series and 900+ games.
- How nervous are you that this could impact next season?
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