The sport hit pause in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, and there has been plenty of bickering back and forth between MLB and the players union in the time since, reminding some fans of the bitterness of the 1994-95 strike. After weeks of negotiations that couldn’t produce an agreement, the messy fight came to a conclusion Tuesday when MLB unilaterally issued a 60-game schedule. Teams will report for training camp by July 1, with opening day targeted for July 23 or 24. Here is a timeline of events that led up to the announcement.
MLB’s return is anything but smooth. Here’s a timeline of events since spring training was paused