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09-19-2003, 11:21 AM
True Blue
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Originally Posted by JR#9
The only reason the last BB CBA didn't go to strike was b/c the owners new the players weren't going to cave to a cap and saw the trouble they had the last strike
I am assuming that BB means baseball, yes? If so, I think that you are not giving the accurate reason that the strike did not happen. The fact of the matter was that the baseball CBA expired not long after 9/11. Baseball players knew that while most of the country may side with them in theory, not one US citizen was going to identify with players making $100m and crying poverty. When the bullpen catchers are making the league minimum of $200k, it's pretty hard for anyone to take the side of the players. In all previous baseball strikes, the public was almost always on the side of the plaeyrs. The last time was the first time that public opinion was against the players becuase no one was taking their crying about $$$ seriously.

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