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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the 2022 MLB season will not start on March 31 as scheduled.

The start of the 2022 Major League Baseball season is officially delayed, as MLB and the Players’ Association failed to reach an agreement to end the lockout, Tuesday.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the season, which had been slated to start March 31, will be delayed. So far, just the first two series’ for each team have been cancelled.

“The calendar dictates that we’re not going to be able to play the first two series of the regular season and those games are officially canceled,” Manfred said.

Manfred had previously said that if an agreement hadn’t come by today on a new collective bargaining agreements, that they would have to cancel some games. A late-night session of negotiations between both sides gave some hope for an agreement today, but the MLBPA announced just before 5 p.m. that they were rejecting the latest proposal.

“My deepest hope is we get an agreement quickly,” Manfred said. “I’m really disappointed we didn’t make an agreement.”

This will be the first time since the strike in the 1994-95 season that Major League Baseball games have been cancelled because of work stoppage.

Manfred also said that the teams will not make up the missed games, reducing the season length from 162 games to 156.

Cheer Up: What's the Happiest City in North Carolina?

  • No. 27 - Raleigh

    Raleigh comes out as the happiest city in North Carolina, largely thanks to a rank of No. 23 in Emotional & Physical Well Being.

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 23
    • Income & Employment: 71
    • Community & Environment: 63
    • Total Score: 62.35

  • No. 67 - Charlotte

    It’s a big jump down to the second happiest city in North Carolina. The Queen City had even marks in the three big categories, with ranks of 61-78-68.

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 61
    • Income & Employment: 78
    • Community & Environment: 68
    • Total Score: 57.61

  • No. 74 - Durham

    Durham got a big boost ranking No. 54 in Emotional & Physical Well Being. But the rank of No. 123 in Community & Environment hurt it overall.

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 54
    • Income & Employment: 69
    • Community & Environment: 123
    • Total Score: 56.92

  • No. 129 - Winston-Salem

    A huge leap down from Durham finds Winston-Salem, which was hurt largely by a rank of No. 138 in Emotional & Physical Well Being.

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 138
    • Income & Employment: 94
    • Community & Environment: 97
    • Total Score: 49.43

  • No. 137 - Greensboro

    Greensboro got a fairly decent boost thanks to a rank of No. 70 in Income & Employment.

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 129
    • Income & Employment: 70
    • Community & Environment: 167
    • Total Score: 48.12

  • No. 168 - Fayetteville

    It’s not that things are all unhappy around Fayetteville, it’s just that we didn’t exactly score well in a lot of the key factors for this study. Fayetteville does rank as the least happy of the major North Carolina cities in the study. Just behind Fayetteville overall is Jackson, Mississippi and Birmingham, Alabama.

    Fayetteville also took a hit, coming in at No. 181 on Lowest Income Growth and No. 180 on Most Work Hours.

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 161
    • Income & Employment: 155
    • Community & Environment: 171
    • Total Score: 40.83

  • No. 1 overall - Fremont, California

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 1
    • Income & Employment: 46
    • Community & Environment: 2
    • Total Score: 77.13

  • No. 2 - Columbia, Maryland

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 3
    • Income & Employment: 161
    • Community & Environment: 5
    • Total Score: 71.64

  • No. 3 - San Francisco, California

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 4
    • Income & Employment: 1
    • Community & Environment: 44
    • Total Score: 71.15

  • No. 4 - San Jose, California

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 2
    • Income & Employment: 6
    • Community & Environment: 55
    • Total Score: 71.00

  • No. 5 - Irvine, California

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 5
    • Income & Employment: 16
    • Community & Environment: 12
    • Total Score: 70.38

  • No. 6 - Madison, Wisconsin

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 10
    • Income & Employment: 11
    • Community & Environment: 19
    • Total Score: 68.10

  • No. 7 - Seattle, Washington

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 6
    • Income & Employment: 2
    • Community & Environment: 99
    • Total Score: 67.67

  • No. 8 - Overland Park, Kansas

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 12
    • Income & Employment: 54
    • Community & Environment: 13
    • Total Score: 67.46

  • No. 9 - Huntington Beach, California

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 9
    • Income & Employment: 51
    • Community & Environment: 43
    • Total Score: 66.43

  • No. 10 - San Diego, California

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 14
    • Income & Employment: 18
    • Community & Environment: 25
    • Total Score: 65.82

    What about at the bottom of the list?

  • No. 178 - Montgomery, Alabama

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 174
    • Income & Employment: 180
    • Community & Environment: 161
    • Total Score: 35.54

  • No. 179 - Huntington, West Virginia

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 182
    • Income & Employment: 39
    • Community & Environment: 141
    • Total Score: 35.53

  • No. 180 - Memphis, Tennessee

    Happiest city North Carolina

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 176
    • Income & Employment: 181
    • Community & Environment: 172
    • Total Score: 34.86

  • No. 181 - Gulfport, Mississippi

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 181
    • Income & Employment: 153
    • Community & Environment: 151
    • Total Score: 34.71

  • No. 182 - Detroit, Michigan

    • Emotional & Physical Well Being: 179
    • Income & Employment: 179
    • Community & Environment: 177
    • Total Score: 32.31

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.