The American League of Baseball (MLB) locked its players on Thursday after they failed to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. This is the first work stoppage since the players’ strike 1994-1995 One month after the Atlanta Braves’ World Series victory, Major League Baseball (MLB) stands still. The owners and the players’ association were unable to reach a new collective agreement, and the “lockout” (temporary closure) was formalized on Thursday. This is the first interruption of MLB activities since the “lockout” from 1994-1995 after a strike by players. The decision on Thursday puts an end to all player activity related to their club, including the signing of free agents, transfers and the use of team facilities.