April 29, 2011 |
The owners of the 29 other major league clubs could be stuck paying the Dodgers' bills very soon, the team's vice chairman said Friday. "If I'm an owner in Kansas City or Washington, the last thing I want to do is to put $1 million a month into the Dodgers when there's $3 billion sitting in the bank," Vice Chairman Steve Soboroff said. With Commissioner Bud Selig taking no action on a proposed long-term television deal with Fox valued by the Dodgers at $3 billion, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt needed to get a $30-million loan to meet the April payroll.
January 1, 2011 |
Derek Jeter made his major league debut on May 29, 1995. Never has a labor squabble cost him a game. FOR THE RECORD: Eight paragraphs were inadvertently dropped from the end of this article during the editing process. This updated online version presents the article in its entirety. Dave Winfield made his debut on June 19, 1973, one year after a player strike and four months after an owners' lockout. In a Hall of Fame career that ended in 1995, Winfield endured four strikes and two lockouts that wiped a total of 1,650 games from the major league schedule.
November 18, 2010 |
No major U.S. professional sports league has been more troubled or embarrassed by labor strife than baseball. And although it may be too early to declare lasting peace in our time, it certainly looks as if there is peace for the time being. Preliminary negotiations have already begun on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that will replace the deal between the teams and their players that expires after next season. Unlike in years past, there are no ominous storm clouds gathering this time.
April 12, 2008 |
Baseball owners and players agreed Friday on a revised drug program that grants amnesty to all players cited in the Mitchell Report as users of performance-enhancing substances. "It is time for the game to move forward," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "There is little to be gained at this point in debating dated misconduct and enduring numerous disciplinary proceedings."
December 15, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- With human growth hormone emerging as the drug of choice for baseball players, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) said Friday he would consider federal funding to support the search for an effective HGH test. That prospect cheered Dr. Don Catlin, the former UCLA scientist charged by baseball with developing a urine test for HGH. "I'd certainly put my hat in the ring for a grant," said Catlin, who now runs the Anti-Doping Research Institute in Los Angeles.
October 27, 2007 |
I'd like clergymen throughout the nation to join me in this prayer. It should be recited by 5:30 PDT this evening, when the World Series moves from Boston to Denver: Lord, in the name of all that is generous and all that looks coldly upon greed, please let there be snow in Denver for the next 14 days. Let your wrath take the form of tiny, angry darts of white flakes that shall paralyze the World Series. Lord, I know you resent and dismiss the prayers of one-issue brokers.