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FEHR APPEARS SERIOUS ABOUT NEGOTIATING A DEAL
Published February 7, 1996
MLB players and owners meet today in New York in what the USA TODAY calls "what both sides hope will be continuing talks" aimed at securing a new CBA. Fehr has requested that the owners' negotiating team, led by Randy Levine, be available today and Friday -- a request that shows "the seriousness of the players' efforts," according to USA TODAY. Levine: "I hope this is the start of a process to really begin some intensive efforts to reach an agreement" (USA TODAY, 2/7). In Houston, Ed Fowler notes MLB's inability to market itself boils down to the lack of a labor deal: "So intent are [MLB owners] on keeping the commissioner's office vacant so no one can interfere with their suave handling of the labor mess that they're letting rot set into routine operations" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 2/7).