Today was a dark day for Braves and baseball fans everywhere, as Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the opening two series of the 2022 MLB season have been cancelled.
The Braves will lose "at least" first 6 games of season — all on the road, 4 vs. Marlins, 2 vs. Mets. Honestly, I've seen enough Braves-Marlins for a lifetime. If that's it, they would open season at home vs. Reds April 7. But that may be optimistic. You agree @DOBrienATL ?
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) March 1, 2022
As Jeff Schultz mentioned, at least for Braves fans, they’re losing road games. Although Atlanta fans are waiting for baseball to come back, the owners and MLBPA did not reach an agreement before today’s 5:00 PM ET “deadline”, and MLB has moved forward with their promise to cancel games without a CBA.
Hopefully, this is all of the games that are cancelled, as the Braves have a championship window that is wide open fresh off of a World Series win. I’m sure you all are as excited as I am to see Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies, Max Fried, and possibly Freddie Freeman back in action as soon as possible.