There won't be a strike -- we hope

Jayson Stark tells why he believes there won't be a work stoppage this season.

Originally Published: June 19, 2002
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It's easy to think of about 3.5 billion reasons why there will be a strike. But here's why we think there won't be:

How many teams out there can afford one?

Even fewer than can afford to make a free-agent run at Tom Glavine or Greg Maddux, we'd say.

Let's run down the list. See what you think:

The Yankees have a new TV network. What are they going to show on it if there are no baseball games being played -- the Luis Sojo Yankee-ography?

The new Red Sox owners ...

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