FEHR TAKES THE PULSE OF THE UNION MEMBERSHIP
Four dozen players met with MLBPA Exec Dir Don Fehr
yesterday in Atlanta, the first of seven stops over the next two
weeks. Writes Mark Bradley, "The longer this lasts, the more
strident the players sound. That's an indication that the
struggle hasn't gone the way they figured it would" (ATLANTA
CONSTITUTION, 9/21). The meeting was "mostly informational. It
was also medicinal." Fehr: "Nothing came up today we had not
expected. ... We haven't heard of any players suffering greatly
financially. That doesn't mean there aren't any, but we haven't
heard it from them. Today, we had a lot of questions about what
if this, what if that, which we answered as best we could"
(Claire Smith, N.Y. TIMES, 9/21). Fehr is in Tampa today. Joe
Henderson previews his arrival: "He has never caved in before.
That's worth remembering as winter approaches and we start to
wonder if spring will ever come" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 9/21).