There will undoubtedly be more reactions coming from Chicago Cubs players – perhaps in a more formal setting – but for tonight, the tweets were flying in response to MLB’s announcement that it is unilaterally cancelling the first two series of the regular season.
Some went with jokes:
i think it might be time to apply for that mcdonald's job everybody said i'd be working
— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) March 1, 2022
Considering becoming a barista https://t.co/YgOKuZben4
— Ian Happ (@ihapp_1) March 1, 2022
Some took up the (almost certainly correct) idea that this was all planned:
They Studied, planned and executed.
— … (@WContreras40) March 1, 2022
And some just let the righteous anger flow:
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) March 1, 2022
Some former Cubs sent out the love:
To the fans we will miss you most. To the younger generation of baseball players, this is for you.
— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) March 1, 2022
Clark the Cub was conspicuously silent.
As for the union as a whole, their statement summed things up well, I think:
Statement from the Major League Baseball Players Association: pic.twitter.com/rmpciPsQm4
— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) March 1, 2022