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SBD/12/Leagues Governing Bodies
PLAYERS READY TO DISCUSS A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Published September 12, 1994
Weekend talk again turned to the idea of the players creating their own league. Braves player rep Tom Glavine: "It's been talked about, absolutely. Some might think it's far- fetched, but it is not. Hopefully, we won't get to that point" (Mike Fish, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/12). While former MLBPA general counsel Richard Moss, who tried unsuccessfully to start a rival league in '89, sees "another window of opportunity approaching" (Murray Chass, N.Y. TIMES, 9/11) -- others are doubtful. Peter Schmuck writes, "The logistics of starting a new league would be so daunting that it seems unlikely that it would be considered seriously" (Baltimore SUN, 9/11). WILL THEY HOLD? In Chicago, Jerome Holtzman writes, "Many [players] are eager to return to the field, even with a salary cap. Eventually, they will surrender. And the longer they hold out, the more they will lose" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 9/11). John Helyar writes the MLBPA is "potentially the far bigger loser" if the season shuts down (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/12). On ESPN's "Sports Reporters," Bill Conlin predicted that the owners will open the camps next year and "Barry Bonds and a lot of other players making $2 million a year will come into camp. If the union is not broken, it is bankrupt" (ESPN, 9/11).