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The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. This one has reservations.

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Welcome to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™. Here we have material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball.

Rob Hates Baseball. That’s what the bumper sticker says. Really, it seems like Rob is indifferent to baseball, and loves the law. But that’s hard to put on a sticker. So, I opt for the tvtropes version.

Most players really aren’t millionaires, you know. Owners are all billionaires, and have all the advantages, according to most ‘authorities.’ And so favoring one side or the other splits along political lines, which we shan’t get into here. If you’re pro-union, the players have your favor. If you’re not, they don’t. This probably isn’t news... which is, as usual, below.

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Cubs Fans,

Major League Baseball has yet to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA).

Since it is important to have four weeks of Spring Training for players to safely prepare for the season, Opening Day of the 2022 MLB season, previously scheduled for March 31, is being delayed. The first two series have been removed from the schedule. Additionally, MLB has notified all clubs that Spring Training would not begin sooner than March 12.

MLB is committed to finding common ground with the MLBPA to reach an agreement that avoids further harm to the 2022 season and strengthens and grows the game we all love. We will continue to provide you with updates as developments occur. In the meantime, please visit www.mlb.com/update.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Sincerely,

The Chicago Cubs

Cubs birthdays: Art Bues, Joe Jaeger. Also notable: John Ward HOF, Willie Keeler HOF.

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