After the hopes of Colorado Rockies and all Major League Baseball fans were raised and dashed in an emotional few hours leading up to MLB’s self-imposed lockout deadline to start the 2022 regular season on time, frustration rules as March begins.
In this Colorado Rockies podcast, we talk about what has been a frustrating few weeks for all baseball fans
As the calendar turned from February to March, hope rose with reports that a deal between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association could indeed happen. That deal would have centered on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that would have paved the way for the 2022 season to start on time.
However, those hopes were snuffed out as Tuesday went along and as the 5 p.m. (Eastern) deadline rolled by, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the first two series of the regular season would be canceled. For the Colorado Rockies, that means that two road series, including what was supposed to be a season-opening three-game series at Chavez Ravine against the Los Angeles Dodgers and a three-game set in San Diego against the Padres, were wiped out.
Now, if an agreement is able to be reached and the rest of the 2022 schedule can be salvaged, Colorado’s Opening Day could come on Friday, April 8, at Coors Field against the Dodgers. However, there is much work left to be done between the two sides for that to happen.
With the MLB season having its start stunted, attention turns to Colorado’s minor league system, including the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, who are scheduled to open their season on Tuesday, April 5, in Oklahoma City against the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers.
In the latest edition of the Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast, we talk about the frustration, what comes next, and the importance of the minor league season in the development of future Rockies.
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