Spring training tickets go on sale as baseball labor talks resume

By Matthew Casey
Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 7:44am
Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 11:42am

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Camelback Ranch spring training
Camelback Ranch in Glendale has hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox for spring training since 2009.

Pictures of baseball players have been scrubbed from the websites of major league teams they work for during a six-week-old lockout executed by club owners.

But many team websites also recently began selling tickets to spring training games threatened by the labor dispute.

Hear the Athletic's Evan Drellich discuss the situation with host Steve Goldstein on The Show

Exhibition games for Major League Baseball teams that hold spring training in Arizona are scheduled to start on Feb. 26th.

To avoid a delay, team owners and players have about a month left to reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Talks resumed last week after a lengthy hiatus. Observers noted little apparent progress after the owners made a proposal and players agreed only to reply.

A shortened or canceled spring training would be the third disruption in as many years to a key source of the state’s tourism money.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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