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MLB Players Ponder the Emergency Option

Max Scherzer
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Eriq Gardner
March 8, 2022

With every passing day, the 2022 Major League Baseball season is increasingly imperiled by the inability of team owners and players to arrive at a new labor agreement. This past week, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced the cancellation of early regular season games. The two sides will continue to negotiate, but at some point, the MLB Players Association may do something truly bold—decertification as a union.