Spector: why not (now) play games while negotiating?
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11-21-2012, 12:45 AM
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I thought the strike was stopped after the court ruled that the MLB's unilaterally changed and imposed CBA was illegal?
What happened was MLB baseball was supposed to pay 7mill to players pension fund for current players (not former)--leading up to the payment date--Fehr and MLBPA filed several lawsuits forcing MLB to go to court and to cause more lawyers fees. MLB told fehr if he continued to force MLB to pay more legal fees they would withhold the payment. The lose would have only been interest. MLB was paying the pensions (via the fund) of former players, the payments would have been in a bank account (it was suggested by two owners that one reason why they did not pay the money was that they suspects Fehr was using the pension fund to fund the multiple law suits) when the owners did not pay the money. Fehr used that as the reason why they called for the strike in the middle of the season. Fehr denied he was using the pension fund as a war chest against the owners, but some people did not believe him and it should be mentioned that the pension fund rules changed and a third party now overseas the accounts that are addressed for the players pension
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