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    Report: Union targets Sept. 16 as strike date

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    The Major League Baseball Players Association has tentatively targeted Sept. 16 as a strike date, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

    Sources told the newspaper that union officials, concerned that the owners will implement a new system after the World Series, have decided to tell the players to stop working with two weeks left in the regular season if a settlement is not reached.

    According to the sources, the union had several reasons for picking the Sept. 16th date. The union apparently decided it would be a public-relations nightmare to go on strike before Sept. 11. Also, a Sept. 16 date would mean that the players would miss just one paycheck, and it would hit the owners hard by wiping out two weeks of attendance in the home stretch of the pennant race.

    However, Gene Orza, second in command of the union, downplayed Sept. 16th as the target day for a strike and disputed parts of the Times report. Orza told ESPN's Karl Ravech on Monday that there was no more significance to Sept. 16th as a strike date than any other date. He said the players had never before struck on the first and 15th of a month after receiving their paychecks (they get paid on the first and 15th of the month). And he said that the players will get paid for every day they work on the first and 15th of the month whether they work the entire pay period or part of a pay period.

    The union is reportedly frustrated that more progress has not been made in such issues as revenue sharing. On Friday negotiators, joined by eight players from the Boston Red Sox, had what both sides called a productive session in New York, and agreed that they were not that far apart on the amount of money they want to divide unequally among clubs from baseball's national broadcasting and licensing contracts.

    They did not discuss locally generated revenue or management's desire for a luxury tax on high-payroll teams, two bigger points of contention in the talks for a labor deal to replace the contract that expired Nov. 7.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


    do these guys understand that they may possibly ruin baseball forever if this happens? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    if they do strike, fans should strike. no one go to the games, that'd be a fuckin kick in the ass and i'm all for it. it's rediclous these guys can't get anything done. they need to get rid of selig and fehr for starters....jackasses

    time for a nap after reading that...pricks! [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img]

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    i can live with sept 16th, jsut as long as the date is after aug 20th, i'm good. [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img]
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    So long to America's pastime. I don't see baseball doing too much after this.
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    These dumbasses are going to strike as soon as the NFL gets rolling. BWHAHAHAAA!!! No brain fucks! Who gives a shit any longer? Baseball players suck ass
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    Originally posted by xaminer:
    So long to America's pastime.
    Word, sadly.

    To add insult to injury, just five days after the anniversary of Sept. 11 the national pastime could have its plug pulled.

    The players association has hired Van Halen's PR "machine," obviously...
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    I tip my cap to all of you for your excellent posts. (And trust me, I don't tip my cap very often! )

    It was bad enough that we missed the World Series in '94, but fortunately for baseball, we had the McGwire-Sosa home run race in '98 which pretty much put the game back on the map. I still know quite a few people who vowed never to return to baseball after the '94 strike, and who have stayed true to their word.

    If those overpaid schmucks strike this time, nothing's gonna bring it back. The only really compelling story baseball has now is Bonds' pursuit of the all-time homer record. The problem is, everybody hates him, anyway, because he's a surly, self-centered prick, so if/when he does break the record, nobody will care and no fans will be "reconverted" to baseball.

    The National Pastime is dangerously close to becoming the National Past-its-time.
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    Originally posted by chewbaccamonkeylunch:
    These dumbasses are going to strike as soon as the NFL gets rolling. BWHAHAHAAA!!! No brain fucks! Who gives a shit any longer? Baseball players suck ass
    Concerning baseball, truer words have never been spoken! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Screw baseball. I was a huge fan when I was a kid but over time my interest has decreased. I don't think I'm ever going to go to another baseball game or buy anything MLB related. Can't wait until the next football season! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    FALSE REPORT!!

    There has been NO date set yet for strike.
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    Originally posted by Eddymon:
    FALSE REPORT!!

    There has been NO date set yet for strike.
    [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img] FUCK THEM ANYWAY [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img]

    Don't be scared, they WILL strike!
    Even though the owners are assholes as well, I think they should tell the players union to go fuck itself [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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