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Thirty years ago, baseball took a (paid) two-day break

If you’re not old enough to drink (legally), you’ve never experienced anything but blissful baseball labor peace — 21 seasons of rainouts and cold weather posing the biggest threats to a fixed schedule. But the 22 years before that were a little different — five strikes, three lockouts and seemingly as much Marvin Miller and Donald Fehr as Yankees and Red Sox. Thursday marks...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NHL players want to compete in the 2018 Olympics

Will NHL players compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics scheduled to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea? That topic has been widely discussed and debated ever since the final whistle blew on the 2014 Winter Olympics which saw Canada take home the gold. The introduction of the World Cup of Hockey, scheduled for 2016 in Toronto, has led many to believe the NHL is trying to move away...
Via Bloguin Best
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fehr helps usher in much-needed stability to NHL

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Donald Fehr was holding court at a table inside a large hotel ballroom, where NHL players and agents were casually enjoying a late breakfast during the league's recent All-Star weekend. With the top button of his white shirt undone and his sport coat hanging off the back of a chair, the executive director of the NHL Players Association broke into a grin recalling...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Announces World Cup Of Hockey Will Return In 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The World Cup of Hockey will be making a long-awaited return in 2016. The tournament will feature eight teams with the games played in Toronto before NHL training camps open in September. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Donald Fehr announced the tournament’s return Saturday at a news conference during the league’s...
Via NESN.com
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The World Cup of Hockey will be making a long-awaited return in 2016. The tournament will feature eight teams with the games played in Toronto before NHL training camps. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players' Association Executive Director Donald Fehr announced the tournament's return Saturday at a news conference during the league's All-Star Game weekend...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Retiring commissioner Bud Selig's greatest gift to baseball is labor peace

Let’s hear some different perspectives on outgoing commissioner Bud Selig – perspectives from men who sparred with him in labor negotiations, men who were not predisposed to view his legacy kindly. Those men, former players union officers Donald Fehr and Gene Orza, did not gush over Selig’s long list of accomplishments as he prepares to leave a job this weekend that he has...
Via Fox Sports
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NHLPA Boss Don Fehr: Expect Another Lockout

Have the NHL and the NHLPA no shame? Below is a series of tweets from Renaud Lavoie with TVA in Montreal regarding the ever tenuous relationship between the league and the players union. Head of NHLPA, Don Fehr, said last week to @thehockeynews that he expect another lockout at the end of the CBA. — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) December 22, 2014 Here’s what deputy commissioner...
Via NY Rangers Blog
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hated Chicago Sports Villains You May (Or May Not) Remember

For every great hero, there has to be a great villain and Chicago sports history has seen plenty of them.  Who were the worst of the worst? Donald Fehr Who?  That’s certainly what a lot of people reading that name are saying.  It’s okay to not remember him.  Most casual sports fans wouldn’t, but Donald Fehr should mean an awful lot to the Chicago White Sox faithful. ...
Via Sports Mockery
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup of Hockey Targeted For September 2016

NHLPA chief Donald Fehr has reportedly confirmed the dates for the World Cup, expected to take place in Toronto from September 15th-October 1st in 2016. As reported back in June, the tournament, which could act as a replacement for the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, will feature just eight teams. Currently, Canada, USA, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic are confirmed...
Via The Hockey House
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

World Cup of Hockey to return?

Per Puck Daddy, citing a translated article from Hockej.cz, Donald Fehr (head of the NHLPA) let slip that the World Cup of Hockey will return in 2016, between September 15 and October 1. Canada, USA, Finland, Sweden, Russia, and the Czech Republic will take part in the tournament, along with two additional countries (Slovakia and Switzerland were […] The post World Cup of Hockey...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

5 for Friday: Michele Roberts, new NBA players association executive director

Michele Roberts' four-year term as the new head of the National Basketball Players Association doesn't officially start until Sept. 22, but her life has been going nonstop since the news first broke six weeks ago. A successful and highly regarded litigator at D.C. law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Roberts will soon become the first woman to lead a professional sports...
Via Fox Sports
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

No NHL players in 2018 Olympic games?

I think it’s a horrible idea to not send the NHL players to the 2018 Olympics games. I like the concept of having the best players in the world playing in the Olympics games. The hockey this season has been amazing. Steve Keating -- SOCHI, Russia (Reuters)The National Hockey League (NHL) was non-committal about players' future participation in the Olympics on Tuesday, leaving...
Via Goon's World
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Late MLB players' union head Weiner remembered

Late baseball players' union head Michael Weiner is being remembered at a memorial service for his courage and grace after being diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. Retired infielder Craig Counsell, former union chief Donald Fehr and Rabbi Ellen Lewis were among the speakers Monday night. Retired All-Star outfielder Bernie Williams played a guitar version of ''Take Me Out to the...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Angels Who Never Took the Field

By Joe Tevelowitz, AngelsWin.com Columnist - During my first two years of law school, I was lucky enough to meet, hear from and speak with both Marvin Miller and Michael Weiner, two now former Executive Directors of the MLB Player's Association.  While neither man will ever have his name placed alongside those of Rod Carew and Chuck Finley in the Angels Hall of Fame, both are responsible...
Via Angelswin
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Players' union leader Michael Weiner remembered at funeral service

Michael Weiner had been remembered for a life lived to the fullest during a 35-minute funeral service for the baseball players' union leader. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, incoming union head Tony Clark and former union head Donald Fehr were among the hundreds of people at Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB players' union executive director Michael Weiner dies at 51

Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players' union four years ago and smoothed its perennially contentious relationship with management, died Thursday, 15 months after announcing he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51. The Major League Baseball Players Association said Weiner died...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Weiner was remarkably courageous, remarkably kind

Long before Michael Weiner became head of the players' union, a prominent agent told me that I needed to get to know him. The agent said, in so many words, "He is the smartest, fairest, kindest person you will ever meet." Good scouting report. Fans should expect to hear many tributes for Weiner, who died Thursday after a 15-month fight with brain cancer -- tributes from players...
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Players Union head Michael Weiner dies at 51

NEW YORK, NY – Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players’ union four years ago and smoothed its perennially contentious relationship with management, died Thursday, 15 months after announcing he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51. The Major League Players Association said Weiner...
Via NESN.com
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner passes away at 51

Michael Weiner, the executive director of the MLB Players Association, has passed away following a 15 month battle with brain cancer. Weiner was just 51 years old. Weiner became executive director of the MLBPA four years ago, replacing the controversial Donald Fehr. He was popular among both the players and the league, and was responsible for leading the negotiations of the newest...
Via The Outside Corner
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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