Jackson County Exec Frank White On MLB Agreement: This Is A Win For Fans!

Tonight we share a quick word from the courthouse and then more news about the implications of the move after the presser . . .

Jackson County Executive statement on baseball agreement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement amid news that the Major League Baseball Association and players’ union have reached an agreement:

“As a former major league player and fan of the game, I am very glad to hear that the players’ union and MLB have reached an agreement that not only ends the 99-day lockout, but also saves all 162 games during the 2022 baseball season. This is a win for fans! After everything we have endured with the pandemic, our community wants and deserves to have something that brings them enthusiasm and joy. I look forward to joining them in watching and cheering on our hometown Royals during what is sure to be another exciting season of baseball.”


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