After unnecessary delays by ownership and Rob Manfred, baseball is back

It took too long. It’s almost all the owners’ fault, as it usually is. But hey, baseball is back.

We’ll see how the final details look, but it appears baseball is coming back with a full 162-game slate, with 9-inning (ugh) doubleheaders scheduled to make up the lost time. The season is set to begin on April 7.

Vin Scully is happy!

Players voted 26-12 after the executive board, reportedly, voted against MLB’s proposal. The MLBPA needed 20 votes for the deal to be approved, and it cleared by six.

We’ll see if that has any impact in future Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations (in five years).

Anyway, baseball is back. I guess. I’m actually a bit indifferent at the moment, but at least the Hot Stove can fire back up and we can get back to rosterbating.

We’ll have another post (probably) when the major details become available.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.