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11-13-2012, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand View Post
Because the baseball owners have completely surrendered to the union. They raised the white flag in 2002 and haven't been willing to improve the league since.
It took the MLB several years to recover from the players strike. It seems plausible that that the MLB owners don't want to risk any sort of work stoppage and risk having to set the clock back yet again. In fact, such an assumption would seem to border on common sense with the way the MLB strike and subsequent repercussions played out, no? If the MLB owners ever felt that they'd gain more by a lockout in order to get a more favourable deal, then they'd probably take the risk again even if it meant going through another rebuild with the fanbase. However, as long as baseball can rake in those TV contracts and have teams like the Yankees bring in the kind of revenues they do consistently, owners in general have less incentive to stop work.

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