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WHAT WILL THE NEW YEAR HOLD?

      REPLACEMENTS:  Red Sox owner John Harrington called use of
replacement players a "last resort," but added:  "We'd have to
make all kinds of adjustments with our radio and TV packages, our
ticket prices.  It would be different, but it's something we'd
have to consider if it got to that point" (Nick Cafardo, BOSTON
GLOBE, 9/14).  Braves President Stan Kasten does not rule out
using replacement players: "We have an awful lot of interest in
our sport because the Atlanta Braves play in Atlanta-Fulton
County Stadium and soon in an even grander stadium, and because
the Boston Red Sox play in Fenway Park, and because the New York
Yankees play in Yankee Stadium. ... And I think our teams will
still go on even if, God forbid, the names have to change" (Tim
Tucker, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/14).
     PLAYERS' LEAGUE:  Braves pitcher Tom Glavine: "I don't think
that's quite as far-fetched as some people think.  We're sure if
we get that far we can find other owners out there, or work out
details to have players running the show" (Tim Tucker, ATLANTA
CONSTITUTION, 9/14).  Dick Moss, who preceded Fehr as MLBPA Exec
Dir, has been the "key figure in efforts to start a new league."
Moss, in statements yesterday, made a point of saying that as
baseball begins to re-organize, it is unlikely that Milwaukee
"will ever see major league baseball again" (SAN JOSE MERCURY
NEWS, 9/14).  In New York, Joel Sherman recalls Moss' failed
attempt to start a new league in '91.  At present, the union is
"downplaying its desire to investigate a new league, saying it is
much more interested" in resolving the conflict.  Union
leadership also said a new league would not be used as a
"bargaining chip, but would only be approached with the idea of
revolutionizing the sport" (N.Y. POST, 9/14).
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