View Full Version : This could prevent the strike...

08-17-02, 08:50 PM
The players say they need to go on strike now, because they fear the owners will lock them out in the off season and then implement new rules.

If the owners really don't want a strike, why dont the promise and put in writing that they (the owners) will not lock out the players in the off season or the regular season. It may drag out negotiations to solve their problems, but it keeps the game going...


08-17-02, 10:41 PM
The owners won't go for it. Last year they agreed to work under an the old agreement and not lock the players out THIS season, hoping to get from the players a pledge not to strike--which never came. The owners won't do the same thing again.

Go to wfan.com for an interview with Chris and the CEO of MLB.

Slippery Elm
08-17-02, 11:42 PM
So, the OWNERS want to change the system and will not agree not to.
Hence, the players strike.

08-18-02, 06:05 PM
What could the Players fear from George??!

:uhh: :rolleyes: ;)

08-18-02, 10:10 PM
I think it's vital for teh national morale to have baseball on the field on September 11. Also, a strike would be very destructive of Major League Baseball, which is a multibillion dollar industry, not to mention the damage it would do to the TV networks.

The Preseiden can stop it. Ask him to impose a 90-day cooling off period. Write to President Bush at The White House, Washington, DC 20500 or call him at (202) 456-1111 or email president@whitehouse.gov