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Page 12 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, August 7, 1985
Negotiators strike out, players strike

(Continued from Pagei1) immediately respond to Fehr's until he called them concerning the cumbent upon you to exercise the con-
answers to about 50 reporters who had statement. talks developments. The club is siderable weight of your office and do
crammed into the tiny waiting room The strike came as fans, scheduled to host the San Francisco everything possible to bring this mat-
at the players' union headquarters in congressional leaders and Baseball Giants at 8:35 p.m. EDT. ter toa successful conclusion."
midtown Manhattan. Commissioner Peter Ueberroth pressed Umpires were instructed by the "The entire Congress is on record,
After attempts to go ''off the the two sides to break the nine-month- leagues to head to their regular unanimously, urging all parties to do
record" made no impression on the long stalemate. assignments. everything in their power to avoid a
media, he said: "I expect there wil be Negotiators began meeting at 8:30 In Washington, congressional strike," said the top lawmakers of the
more meetings. I can hold no hope out a.m. EDT yesterday morning in an ef- leaders asked Ueberroth to use two chambers.
specifically of any progress sufficien- fort to break their impasse. The two whatever powers he could to stop a President Reagan Monday urged
tly to point us in direction of an sides had broke off talks briefly for strike and asked both sides summon the players and owners to remember
agreement. That's all there is. I really lunch then held another short round of their best pitch for a compromise. their obligation to the fans and avoid a
can't comment further at this time. I fruitless discussions. . SENATE Republican leader Robert strike.
haveconstituentstotalk to." HOUSTON ASTROS player Dole of Kansas said he and House UEBERROTH'S request for
LEE MACPHAIL, head of the representative Bob Knepper advised Speaker Thomas O'Neill, D-Mass., another meeting came as the two
owners' negotiating team, did not his teammates to stay home yesterday had wired Ueberroth saying "it is in- sides were deadlocked on the issues of
pension money and salary ar-
Ten days earlier, Ueberroth had
vowed he "would not allow a strike."
But his widely anticipated move into
the talks came not in the form of an
ultimatum or threat. It was a simple
plea for the sides to keep talking.
"The fans deserve the last ounce of
everyone's energy to resolve the
current impasse," he said ina request
to the owners to try one last meeting
____ with the players.
X=___Players, owners and major league
--____cities stand to lose millions of dollars
in lost salary and revenue because of
the strike. In the 1981 work stoppage,
__ clubs lost anywhere from $1.6 million


... can't make a deal
to $7.6 million in ticket sales and con-
cession profits.
For the record, Minnesota pinch hit-
ter Randy Bush Monday popped up to
Oakland second baseman Donnie Hill
for the final out in the A's 5-1 victory
over the Twins in what could be the
last game of the 1985 season.


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Striking players will
dance, pull weeds
From United Press International RICK ADAMS, Giants infielder -
What did you do during the 1985 "'I'll go to the beach, hang out and
baseball strike, daddy? maybe do some surfing.
Everything from surfing to dan- Mike Schmidt, Phillies first
cing, according to a survey of major baseman, seven-time home run
leaguers. champion - "I got my strike plans in
CARLTON FISK, White Sox cat- order. I'll work out. I'll figure out a
cher, the major league's home run
leader - "I'm going to take care of
my orchids and wallpaper Casey's
(his son's) room, which was supposed
to be done last year. The furniture is
all over the place."
Ozzie Guillen, White Sox shortstop
- "I go to dance merengue in my
country and listen to the Latin music.
I'm going to dance and then drink
beer all the way to winter ball, unless
it's a short strike and then I'm going
to come back. But otherwise, it's the
merengue and beer. No, wait, say I'm
going to practice and stay in shape,
every day."
Tom Seaver, White Sox pitcher, 300- may
game winner - "I'm going to go pull
the weeds. I've been away for four
months. My wife will have plenty for
me to do, believe me."Franco
WHITEY HERZOG, Cardinals ...won't answer phone
manager, - "Well, my wife (Mary
Lou) tore a ligament in her leg and way to stay sharp. Of course, baseball
has a full leg cast on. We live ina two- is a funny game, you can do nothing
story house here and that makes it and go out there and get four hits."
rough for her. I think we'll go to New Jamie Easterly, Indians pitcher -
Athens (Ill.) and visit my brother, "I'm going to take a case of scotch
Butz. We'll probably play some and spend the entire strike in my
pinochle." basement. I like dark and damp
Bert Blyleven, Twins pitcher - places."
"I'm sure my wife will have me doing Julio Franco, Indians shortstop -
a lot of babysitting." "I'll stay at home in Cleveland. And if
Dave LaPoint, Giants pitcher - "If any of you guys (the media) calls me,
it goes very long, I guess I'll become a WHAM! (Franco slam-dunked an
member of Allied Van Lines once imaginary telephone). This will serve
again. I'll go help my dad in Albany you baseball writers right because
(N.Y.). It's about $2,000 a month, but you won't get paid either (Franco
that's something." evidently believes the media also will
be on strike)."


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