Winter of waiting: Baseball fans hope MLB lockout fleeting


              FILE - A rain-covered logo is seen at Fenway Park before Game 1 of a World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Boston. The clock ticked down toward the expiration of Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement at 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday night, Dec. 1, 2021, and what was likely to be a management lockout ending the sport’s labor peace at over 26 1/2 years. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
            
              FILE - Fans arrive at Minute Maid Park where the roof on the stadium was open for Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves, Oct. 27, 2021, in Houston. MLB’s labor strife showdown pits the league’s owners vs. the players with a notable third party warily watching: the fans. It is unlikely the people who actually pay for tickets will have much sympathy for either side. Fans are hoping for a quick resolution to the first MLB work stoppage in 26 years. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
Winter of waiting: Baseball fans hope MLB lockout fleeting