We heard, ad nauseam, throughout the summer about the NFL lockout. We heard, ad nauseam, over the last few months about the NBA lockout. Both of those deals got signed.
Baseball seems to have it down cold. They got their big labor deal done with so little fanfare that unless you were paying attention, you probably missed it.
And now…wait for it…the minor league baseball umpires have reached labor peace with MiLB. They agreed to a five-year extension that will take them through the 2016 season. You may remember the strike at the outset of the 2006 season.
“It will allow us to manage the costs associated with our umpire program in an effective manner and will help maintain our industry as an attractive form of affordable family entertainment,” said Tim Purpura executive vice president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues.