March 3, 1990
If I were a major league baseball player, Don Fehr would worry me with his negative and alienating comments. His quote in The Times (Feb. 21), "I don't think American culture will collapse if baseball collapses," is hardly a positive and constructive attitude to bring to the bargaining table. Fehr is trying to drive a wedge between players and management and between baseball and its fans. We fans are rooting for baseball to be fun again. We hope it will survive Fehr and his "fearful" talk of collapse.
August 5, 1985 |
Don Fehr, the head of the baseball players' union, said today that negotiations turned into "a rerun of 1981" just hours before a deadline that would send the sport into its second mid-season strike in four years. A high-ranking baseball official, meanwhile, said prospects of avoiding a walkout "do not look good." The chief negotiators for the two sides, Lee MacPhail for the owners and Fehr for the players, met informally this morning for about 1 1/2 hours.
March 12, 1990 |
Two meetings between Don Fehr, executive director of the Major League Players Assn., and baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent at Vincent's Greenwich, Conn., home during the weekend failed to produce any progress, Fehr said Sunday. "If the commissioner has views different from the owners, he can't express them," Fehr said.
March 2, 1990 |
Baseball union leader Don Fehr met with about 50 players in Los Angeles Thursday to update them on the status of the collective bargaining talks. The meeting served more as a chance for players to reaffirm their belief in the stance of the Major League Players Assn., in the wake of the recent lack of progress. "This was basically a reconfirmation on the strength of our union," said Steve Sax, of the New York Yankees.
April 21, 2001 |
Don Fehr, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players' Assn., said in New York on Friday that as the sport heads toward another collective bargaining agreement deadline, the situation doesn't feel quite the way it did six years ago when baseball went through the longest work stoppage in the history of pro sports.
March 17, 2004 |
In response to a request from Major League Baseball via a letter sent last week to Don Fehr, executive director of the players union, Fehr is expected to reply by Friday that he is receptive to "constructive dialogue" on the industry's desire to strengthen the steroid testing program, a lawyer with connections to the union said Tuesday.