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Baseball Strike

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GAME OVER! "I don't like it. People won't be able to come to these games anymore, and I don't like that". A sad nine - year - old fan voices his concerns on the 1994 major League Baseball strike. The '94 baseball season has come to an abrupt end. Players have ceased play because they feel they are being treated unfairly with the owner's plan to impose a salary cap. Owners are finding it difficult to come to terms with their own disagreements. Small market teams are rising to power with their demands while large market team owners are finding it hard to deal with the teams and their issues, while still trying to please the players. In essence, it is a three - way battle between the two sides of large and small market owners and the players. Neither side is showing any sort of sympathy for the other side. They are sticking with their proposals without any thoughts of changing them. Confusion is setting in on both sides. They are finding it hard to lean toward a goal when they do not know what they want. The baseball strike involves greed, uncertainty, and lack of desire to resolve the issue on both sides. While confusion mounts among owners and persistence rides high among players, things are only going to get worse until they come to some sort of an agreement.

The baseball strike of '94 officially hit the hearts of America on August 12, three quarters into one of the most intriguing seasons in a long time. A season on the verge of breaking many long standing records. As the strike began, the people of the world looked with sadness, as well as disgust towards players and owners. Officially, the strike is the players verses the owners, but at a closer look, it is much more complicated. Within the owners meetings, there is feuding as well. Small market clubs such as Montreal, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Kansas City, are addressing their needs which conflict the needs of the large market owners. The main concern the owners have is that players salaries are eating up...