FEHR STRIKES OUT
As a follow-up to the previous posting I was compelled to add this brief entry regarding Donald Fehr, the Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, who has served in this capacity for nearly the past two decades. This is the insidious insider who led the most powerful sports union in America (some think THE most powerful union of all) in its two-day strike in 1985, its lockout in 1990 and baseball's devastating 1994 strike that led to the cancellation of the World Series and the shortening of the 1995 season. Whether he, too, is on steroids remains uncertain -- but his unbeaten streak in negotiations with the feeble-minded team owners and their bungling legal counsel clearly makes him a force to be reckoned with. A nice overview of Mr. Fehr can be found at www.slate.com/id/2067956. Baseball has enough problems already; let's hope there are no more strikes looming on the horizon.
FEHR STRIKES OUT -- what may very well be the single best sports headline of the year -- comes from devoted needtoventer and baseball devotee Darren Lohr. Thanks, Darren, for your e-mail and inspiration.