MLB has extended the deadline to reach a new labor deal with the players before they start canceling Opening Day and regular season games from the end of the day last night to 5 p.m. today (March 1st), leaving them still on the verge of what Commissioner Rob Manfred had said last month would be a “disastrous outcome.” Manfred said on February 10th that the owners understood, quote, “how important it is to our fans to get the game on the field as soon as possible,” and stated, “I see missing [regular-season] games as a disastrous outcome for this industry.” NBC Sports notes that baseball was hurt after the labor battle in 1994 to ’95, and says the game is now, quote, “in a more tenuous and vulnerable place.”