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Page 16 Thursday, May 28, 198The Michigan Daily
NLRB SEEKS FEDERAL INJUNCTION
Strike could be delayed
players' strike deadline. The Major such relief is an intrusion in the process
WASHINGTON (AP) - With just the field League Players Association was to of collective argaining where the par-
over 24 hours to go before a, strike The three-member board said it begin the first mid-season strike in ties must ultimately resolve their dif-
deadline, the National Labor Relations would go into U.S. DistrictCourt in New baseball history at the conclusion of ferences.
Board agreed last night to go to federal York this morning to ask for a tem- tonight's games. "As stated before, the Player
court to try to keep baseball players on porary restraining order postponing the THE NLRB also said it would con- Relations Committee and Major
tinue to review the unfair labor practice League Baseball believe that there is no
charge filed against the major league merit to the complaint issued by the
owners by the Players Association. National Labor Relations Board. We
The full board apparently agreed believe that the Players Association is
with William Lubbers, its general coun- not entitled to the financial information
sel, that the owners had bargained in it seeks from the clubs and we are con-
bad faith by failing to turn over finan- fident that this position will be main-
cial records to the players. tained in any court proceedings in this
The injunction would seek to force the matter."
owners to release the financial data and MARVIN MILLER, executive direc-
postpone by 30 days the June 1 deadline tor of the Players Association, said
for the players to strike over the issue earlier in the day that an injunction
of free agent compensation. "ordering you to supply information is
THE PLAYERS Association has an order of the court. You defy that and
threatened to strike Friday. In its you're in contempt of court and you go
statement, the Player Relations Com- to jail."
mittee said: , Lubbers, who acted'upon a Players
"There is no basis for an injunction in Association charge in finding that the
this matter and the decision to seek owners engaged in bad-faith
bargaining, issued his complaint
Tuesday.
Under the agreement that averted a
strike last year, the touchy free agent
MARVIN MILLER is shown en- compensation question was put aside
tering the baseball talks in New while the rest of the contract was set-
York. Miller is the representative of tied. That contract allowed the owners
the Player's Association, which to put their view on free-agent compen-
wants to limit free agent compen- sation into effect, but gave the players
sation, the main topic of conver- the right to strike over the issue prior to
sation at the talks June 1.
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ESPN will carry World Series

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Blue nine could be
aired from Omaha
By MARTHA CRALL
If you're upset about not being able to follow the Wolverines to the College World
Series in Omaha, fear not, for at least eight Series games will be televised.
The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, Inc. (ESPN) will be
covering the Series, starting with Game Seven on Tuesday, June 2 at 8 p.m.
MICHIGAN OPENS the Series this Saturday at 5:10 p.m. against Mississippi
State, the winner of the Atlantic Regional. If the Wolverines win, they will play the
winner of the West Regional-Central Regional game-either Arizona State or
Texas-on Monday, June 1. If they lose, they'll play the loser of the West-Central
contest on Tuesday.
The other teams participating in the double-elimination Series are Miami of
Florida (South Region), Oklahoma State (Midwest Region), Maine (Northeast
Region) and South Carolina (East Region).
ESPN will continue coverage of the Series on June 3 at 8 p.m. with Game Eight.
On June 4, Games Nine and Ten will be shown at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively.
Game 11 will be broadcast the following day at 8p.m.
ESPN WILL COVER both Games 12 and 13on June 6 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. unless
there is a major league baseball strike, in which case NBC-TV would broadcast
Game 12 at 2 p.m. and ESPN would resume coverage with Game 13 at 5 p.m.
NBC-TV will broadcast Game 14 on June 7 at 3 p.m. and if a 15th game is
necessary, ESPN will show the contest at 8p.m.
This year six of the eight teams will have their games shown on ESPN, whereas
last year only four of the teams received television exposure.
If you don't have access to ESPN, which is available in Ann Arbor through Ann
Arbor Cablevision, WAAM radio (1600 AM) will broadcast all of Michigan's
games.

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MICHIGAN'S DAN SYGAR (3) slides into home under the tag of Nevada-
Las Vegas catcher Frank DeSantis last Saturday. The Wolverines won the
game, 6-2, and now move on to the College World Series in Omaha. ESPN, a
cable sports network, will televise some of the Series games.

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