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Laettners Legacy Offline

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Richie Phillps' Major League Umpires Association called for the mass resignation in July 1999 as a bargaining tactic. The move backfired when baseball accepted the resignations and hired new umpires to replace them that September. Phillps' union was then replaced by a new union led by umps who opposed the mass resignations.

Major League Baseball does not have to rehire 10 umpires who are still out of work following a 1999 mass resignation, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday.


just thought that was funny-I hate unions.
02-19-2004 03:40 PM
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I remember that happening. I guess with all the greed in todays sport's, these guys got what they deserved.

On the other hand, if I'm not mistaken MLB also lost some good umpires in this mess.
02-19-2004 07:35 PM
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"Balkin" Bob Davidson was not one of the good ones though. ESPN had a story about him last year and how he's working in A-ball. He won't be eligible to come back to the big leagues until 2009.
02-20-2004 09:46 PM
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