View Full Version : Work Stoppage 101: The issues

06-06-2002, 05:08 PM
Pretty good article from espn.

Labor Trouble (http://msn.espn.go.com/sportsbusiness/s/2002/0606/1391534.html)

06-06-2002, 09:50 PM
What really makes me want to laugh is the fact that Bud"The Spineless Wonder" had it in his power to contract the league and force the owners and the players into an arbitrated labor discussion,and chose not to.All Bud had to do was tell Jeffrey Loria that he was stuck with the team he bought and Loria would have declared bankruptcy,which would have started the avalanche rolling that would force changes on the league,imposed by the courts,for the good of the game.Bud chose instead to let Loria squirm out of his bad business practices and loan him the money to buy another franchise to ruin,in return for a white elephant franchise that is being run by the league itself in a clear conflict of interest.Bud has no interest in the game itself,he is clearly there to protect the owners,or he would have let matters take their course and let the Expos go bankrupt.