ARTICLE BY ERIN KRAUSS, JOURNALISM STUDENT:
The MLB had its opening day not long ago, on April 7th, 2022, and will continue to play the 2022 season until October 5th, 2022. The season was originally scheduled to start on March 31st but was pushed back because of bargaining agreements. There was a potential of no MLB season this year because a lockout was put into place on December 2nd, 2021 and the MLb didn’t do anything about it for over a month.
At the end of April, the Yankees were the leaders of the East AL, tied with the Blue Jays with a record of 10-6. The Twins had a record of 8-8 which put them in first place in the Central AL, and the Mariners were in the lead of the West AL also with a record of 10-6.
As for the National League, at the end of April, the Mets were in the lead of the East NL with a reocrd of 12-5. The Cardinals had a record of 9-5 which claimed their spot of number one in the Central NL, and the Dodgers had a record of 11-4, paving the way for themselves in the West NL.
Now, in early May, baseball is back and better than ever. Fans are now allowed to watch games in person - full capacity for the first time since 2019. There is much excitement to come since this is just the start of the season.