Even if games go on, MLB lockout could alienate Gen Z


              FILE - Fans watches before Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox on, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston. Even if baseball’s first work stoppage in 26 years doesn’t result in missed games, the league and its players are at risk of alienating their next wave of fans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
            
              FILE - Seattle Mariners' fans hold up signs reading "Believe" as Mariners' Mitch Haniger comes to bat in the sixth inning of a baseball game on Oct. 2, 2021, in Seattle. Even if baseball’s first work stoppage in 26 years doesn’t result in missed games, the league and its players are at risk of alienating their next wave of fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
            
              FILE - Atlanta Braves baseball fans celebrate near Truist Park, on, Nov. 2, 2021, in Atlanta. Even if baseball’s first work stoppage in 26 years doesn’t result in missed games, the league and its players are at risk of alienating their next wave of fans. (AP Photo/Rita Harper, File)
            
              FILE - San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford, bottom, signs autographs for fans before Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 9, 2021, in San Francisco. Even if baseball’s first work stoppage in 26 years doesn’t result in missed games, the league and its players are at risk of alienating their next wave of fans. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn, File)
            
              FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Scherzer pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. Eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer is nearing a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 29, because the agreement was still being worked on and would be subject to a successful physical.(AP Photo/John Hefti, File)
Even if games go on, MLB lockout could alienate Gen Z