MLB reacts angrily to locked-out players, season still off

  • Locked gates are shown at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Atlanta. With owners and players unable to agree on a labor contract to replace the collective bargaining agreement that expired Dec. 1, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred followed through with his threat on Tuesday and canceled the first two series for each of the 30 major league teams. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Major League Baseball Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem, left, Senior Vice President Patrick Houlihan, center, and Executive Vice President Morgan Sword, right, arrive at the office of the players' association in New York for labor negotiations, Sunday, March 6, 2022. MLB spokesman Glen Caplin is at far left. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball reacted angrily to the latest offer by locked-out players when bargaining resumed Sunday, accusing the union of backtracking and showing no sign of a breakthrough to get the derailed season back on track.