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MLB owners unanimously ratify labor deal

Dec 15, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

Bud Selig Getty Images

There was no dissension in the ranks of MLB ownership, as the new labor deal was approved by all 30 owners in a conference call Thursday.

The MLBPA ratified the agreement back on Dec. 1, so the deal is now essentially official, though the labor contract itself is still being drafted.

The agreement is good for five years and lasts through 2016, meaning baseball will be working on a streak of 21 years of labor peace when it’s time to start haggling again.

  1. aschwartz2011 - Dec 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    I’m surprised they gave McCourt the dial in number

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 15, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Matthew: No dissention, but was there any dissension? And I suspect you meant labor peace, not piece. A sad day when they laid off all the copy editors.

    • Matthew Pouliot - Dec 15, 2011 at 7:24 PM

      I ran the proofreader just because I wasn’t sure about “dissention” and it let it go. Learned something new.

      And, yeah, piece is totally on me.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Is Bud asking for beer nuts to go flying into his mouth in this picture?

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