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         Blue Jays GM Gord Ash said last Thursday that it is a
    possibility the team could play regular season games in Dunedin,
    FL, if replacements are used.  Ontario law does not allow
    companies or organizations to hire replacement workers for
    striking workers (Joe Henderson, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 1/20).  But Ash
    said over the weekend: "I don't know how viable Dunedin is, but
    it certainly is not ideal.  Maybe some other city will invite us"
    (USA TODAY, 1/23).  Blue Jays spokesperson Howard Starkman said
    that Buffalo, Syracuse, as well as Dunedin, have been mentioned
    as a possible home away from home (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 1/21).
    MLB General Counsel Chuck O'Connor has asked the Canadian
    government for an exemption that would allow the Expos to use
    players from the U.S. as replacements at Olympic Stadium.  The
    Canadian government said Friday that it will not issue work visas
    to foreign replacements (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 1/21).  In
    Toronto, Tim Harper writes the Expos "appear to have been caught
    off guard" by the regulation (TORONTO STAR, 1/21).

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