Major League Baseball lockout appears imminent after negotiations end abruptly 6:01 PM ET Jeff Passan
IRVING, Texas -- A lockout of Major League Baseball players appeared imminent after discussions between the league and union cut off negotiations early Wednesday afternoon, less than 12 hours before the expiration of the game's collective-bargaining agreement.
In what's likely to be the last talks between the parties before the league's expected lockout of players Thursday, leaders for both sides met for seven minutes at the Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas. When the meeting adjourned, officials from the league left the hotel and players were told talks were done for the day.
It was an ignominious end to three days of bargaining that produced no progress after months of talks had done the same. While there was hope that the face-to-face meetings would generate some movement, no proposals gained traction....
It's still sad to see him go, but yes the WS Run does soften the blow. Last at-bat was a solo shot homer and he caught the final out of the deciding game, can't ask for a better way to ride off into the sunset. I just hope he joins the HoF as a Brave.