Baseball: A Losing Game

A rousing rhubarb is often the best part of a ball game. But after weeks of haggling and threats of an all-out strike, the long-winded dispute between the major-league team owners and the Players Association was getting to be a bore. No one was more annoyed than Bowie Kuhn, the newly appointed commissioner of baseball. Last week, as the negotiators were about to call for yet another vote from the 700 members of the association—a process that would have taken at least two more weeks—Kuhn cut short a Florida vacation and flew back to Manhattan to offer a suggestion....

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