Detroit Tigers lose a road trip with recent lockout cancellations

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The Detroit Tigers, like all of the Major League Baseball teams, are not going to be back on the field anytime soon. After a recent deadline was missed in the negotiations between the owners and the players, cancellations will come to the 2022 season.

The Detroit Tigers were slated to open the season on a seven-game road trip. They were going to head to Seattle for a four-game set with the Seattle Mariners, followed by a three-game set with the Oakland Athletics.

These seven games will now be scrapped, and the Tigers will begin their season on April 8th against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. However, this is contingent on there being no more cancellations, and there is a deal reached between the two sides.

It seems that this contingency is asking a lot and will be a tough ask from both the owners and the players. It’s hard to think after the way negotiations have been going that the two sides will be able to pick things up and come to a deal quickly.

Detroit Tigers lose seven games to lockout cancellations.

It’s one of the last things the Tigers faithful wanted to see, but with the cancellation official and no longer a “threat,” it seems the wait for pro baseball is going to continue, likely beyond April 8th for Tigers baseball.

But, there are places to turn for fans who are enraged with this work stoppage. The Tigers mini-camp has been providing exciting looks into the future of the Tigers, and these players will likely head to the minor-league ranks as time goes on.

The Toledo Mud Hens will begin their season on April 5th, unaffected by the lockout. So Tigers fans can watch the next wave of Tigers talent get back on the field in a few short weeks.

Beyond that, here’s a selfish plug of the Mid-American Conference. College baseball is an electric environment and incredibly fun to watch. While there are conferences like the SEC and Big-10 to turn to, the Mid-American Conference also provides quality baseball.

Fans really looking for that baseball fix can tune in to see Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Western Michigan fight to get into a regional. Two fan-favorite teams in Michigan and Michigan State are looking to make a splash in the Big-10 conference.

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There’s plenty of baseball around to be consumed. While the owners and players continue to play the negotiating game with one another and continue this lockout, turn to the minor leagues, or turn to the college game.