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Lip Man 1
11-21-2004, 12:44 PM
Interesting column. Daver and some of the folks who have extensive knowledge of the CBA may be interested in this:

I fixed the link. (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=1927030)

Lip

southsider17
11-21-2004, 01:27 PM
Nice link. Try again.

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SomebodyToldMe
11-21-2004, 02:03 PM
Nice link. Try again.

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Nice color. Try again.

southsider17
11-21-2004, 02:14 PM
Thanks.

CubsfansareDRUNK
11-21-2004, 02:40 PM
OH NO...IT'S :tealpolice:

SomebodyToldMe
11-21-2004, 06:53 PM
OH NO...IT'S :tealpolice:
Not yet anyway. I'm still in Cop School.

Lip Man 1
11-21-2004, 07:41 PM
We will try again:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=1927030

Lip

Daver
11-21-2004, 08:04 PM
We will try again:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=1927030

Lip
I fixed the original link.

I have no idea why Stark would choose to bring this up, unless he is trying to garner public sympathy for the MLBPA. They have no real case, and the burden of proof required is huge to say the least. The MLBPA signed a CBA that allowed a form of salary restraint, and did it willingly, for them to even try and run to the courts is laughable at best.

Why is MLB going out of it's way to create a huge paper trail? Simple, the MLBPA has to reveiw all of it and index it for any possible case that are trying to build, but they also have to be able to be prepared to argue each document before an arbitor. MLB is using an old courtroom trick that insurance companies have been using for years, bury the opposition in paperwork.

There is a reason that MLB releases this to the press, yet you hear nothing from the MLBPA, The MLBPA knows that they can't fight with the court of public opinion.