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BASEBALL HELD HOSTAGE -- DAY 103: SORRY TO IMPOSE, BUT ...
Published November 22, 1994
"Baseball's owners have set a doomsday deadline for the sport to settle its labor problems" by scheduling a meeting in Chicago on December 5. The owners will likely use the date to declare an impasse in negotiations and vote to impose their salary-cap plan on the players. "The negotiating committee will present the options and then the owners will vote," according to MLB spokesperson Rich Levin (Colin Miner, N.Y. POST, 11/22). The meetings place an "added sense of urgency" on the talks next Monday, when players will respond to the owners' luxury-tax proposal. Red Sox CEO John Harrington indicated that the arbitration deadline on December 7 might "force the owners into a decision on implementation" (Peter Schmuck, Baltimore SUN, 11/22). MLBPA General Council Gene Orza was "not surprised" (N.Y. POST, 11/22). Keith Olbermann said one union source told ESPN the owners' luxury tax plan "is the same old idea with a 'new cover on it'" (ESPN, 11/21).