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Jerry_Manuel
08-15-2002, 08:23 PM
Strike (http://msn.espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/0815/1418557.html)

After three days of bargaining produced disagreements rather than a deal, baseball players were all but certain to set an Aug. 30 strike date when their executive board reconvenes Friday.

The board had been ready to set a strike date Monday when it met in Chicago but delayed after management officials suggested a few more days of bargaining without a looming strike date might lead to progress.

But owners then moved little on the key economic issue of a luxury tax on high-payroll teams, leaving the union on track to call for baseball's ninth work stoppage since 1972.

"It wasn't good today. They made another proposal that was fairly meaningless,'' said Atlanta's Tom Glavine, the National League player representative. "I think we're basically sitting back waiting for them to give us a serious offer.''

Daver
08-15-2002, 08:29 PM
You really didn't expect some good news from the lack of a strikedate Monday did you?

Jerry_Manuel
08-15-2002, 09:44 PM
I'm happy.

Bring on a strike.

voodoochile
08-15-2002, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by Jerry_Manuel
I'm happy.

Bring on a strike.

But that will stop your Twins from winning the division...

:D:

PaleHoseGeorge
08-16-2002, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by Jerry_Manuel
I'm happy.

Bring on a strike.

I must admit, a strike this year would be a blessing. Especially for Sox Fans.

TornLabrum
08-16-2002, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge


I must admit, a strike this year would be a blessing. Especially for Sox Fans.

What are you talking about? We still have a chance to catch the Twins!

Jerry_Manuel
08-16-2002, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by voodoochile
But that will stop your Twins from winning the division...

:D:

In my heart I'll know.


Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
I must admit, a strike this year would be a blessing. Especially for Sox Fans.

If the owners don't crack and they drag this thing into next season, I'll feel good. The less damage Williams can do, the better.

duke of dorwood
08-16-2002, 03:11 PM
This means they've clinched . Jerry's prediction comes true.

Jerry_Manuel
08-16-2002, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by duke of dorwood
This means they've clinched . Jerry's prediction comes true.

So I'm like one for my last 22.

voodoochile
08-16-2002, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by duke of dorwood
This means they've clinched . Jerry's prediction comes true.

In 1994, they did not award any division championships, just individual awards. Until the Sox won the division in 2000, Cleveland was the only official winner of the ALC.

I don't think officially, JM will win the contest...

delben91
08-16-2002, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by Jerry_Manuel


So I'm like one for my last 22.

So your average is Clayton-esque?