Three strikes and you’re out: The Tipline for 11 March 2022

Major League Baseball and its players’ association ended a three-month lockout and salvaged the 2022 season on Thursday by reaching a new labour agreement. Senator Bernie Sanders said there was no time to celebrate, turning yesterday’s news into a call for action against the owners of MLB’s 30 teams. “We must prevent the greed of baseball’s oligarchs from destroying the game,” Sanders said, as he highlighted the measly salaries of minor league ballplayers and promised to introduce legislation that would end MLB’s antitrust exemption.

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