Found November 28, 2012 on Lady At The Bat:
Until I heard of his death yesterday, I hadn't thought much about Marvin Miller since the last players strike, and when I thought about him then I wondered if he would have handled that conflict differently than Donald Fehr had. I concluded that he would not have. He would have left me as angry about the situation as Fehr had.Anger was only the tip of the iceberg of feelings I experienced for a few days during the 1985 baseball season.   Prior to that I had been planning the very first vacation trip of my young working life. I had booked a trip to Boston through a travel company that specialized in baseball-themed trips. The trip included  games at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and Yankees, as well as tours of the city and other fun events. I was so excited that I could hardly contain myself. It was also going to be the first plane ride of my life, and I couldn't wait to add flying to my "been there, done that" list.But several weeks before the trip news started ...

NHL owners, players agree to meet

The NHL and the players' association have agreed to a meeting with selective owners and players, but without NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman or union chief Donald Fehr. Bettman proposed the unique meeting on Wednesday when talks broke off following two days of negotiations with federal mediators, and it wasn't agreed to until Sunday. The meeting is expected to occur Tuesday...

Mediators Conclude There's No Hope

After a second straight day of federal mediators presiding over CBA discussions, we're no closer to a deal getting done than we were in August. In fact the mediators seem to have thrown their hands up the way fans have. Here's NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly... "Today, we concluded two days of mediation with FMCS mediators and representatives of the NHL Players...
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