The apocalypse is behind us, and MLB's owner-imposed lockout is over! ... and the MLBPA got fuckin' rolled with the new collective bargaining agreement. They made up almost no ground in any of the things they were looking for, including an end to service time manipulation, reducing the age at which players earn free agency, the qualifying offer (MLB has said that the QO goes away if the league and union come to agreement on terms of an international draft by July, otherwise the system remains as-is), the commissioner's office's right to unilaterally institute rule changes--such as the pitch clock and the zombie runner in extra innings--league-minimum salary and more. Notably, all of these concessions happened once MLBPA executive director Tony Clark re-entered negotiations, as opposed to Bruce Meyer, who had been leading the labor talks for the union. But baseball is back, my brothers and sisters! Your Opening Day matchups: Reminder that T-Mobile customers are eligible for a free year of MLB.tv. Edit: One new wrinkle this year is that MLB has agreed to the use of PitchCom. I guarantee you that teams are already attempting to hack this. Play ball!