MLB canceled the opening day of the 2022 campaign on Tuesday, and commissioner Rob Manfred announced the sport will miss regular-season games due to a labor dispute.

Manfred said he canceled the first two series of the season that was scheduled to start on March 31, reducing the schedule to 156 games from the usual 162. We must emphasize that players will not be paid for lost matches.

This is the ninth labor strike in baseball history. With 90 days of strike by the players' union, there is no clear picture of what the future of the sport will be like, especially if we consider the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the last two years.