Baseball: Labor, Luxury Taxes and Revenue Sharing

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The unity of last year's dramatic and perfectly timed World Series is all but forgotten. Today, as a new season gets under way, billionaire owners and millionaire players are at it again. There is no contract between owners and players, and negotiations have stalled over league downsizing and revenue sharing. Can this year's baseball season be completed without a work stoppage like the one that cancelled the World Series of 1994? We look at the competition in sports labor relations and other tribulations of owners, players and fans with former Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent, the one-time owner of the Minnesota Twins, a former players' union advisor, and a baseball fan.
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Warren Olney