BASEBALL OWNERS READY NEW LABOR PROPOSAL
Negotiators for MLB's owners plan to give union
representatives another new proposal today. The N.Y. TIMES
reports the pace of proposals is "quickening." The owners'
counter-proposal is seen as an effort to settle the dispute and
get a new CBA before the season. While the two sides have shared
tax proposals, they are "no closer together" than last March when
a federal judge ordered the game to resume (N.Y. TIMES, 2/21).
Randy Levine, the owners' chief negotiator, hopes for a deal by
March 31 (N.Y. POST, 2/21).