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Q & A: How the labor deal works

Updated: August 31, 2002, 8:32 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It began two days after Luis Gonzalez's World Series Blooper Heard Round The Desert, when Bud Selig stepped to the podium and announced, "We will contract."

It ended on the Friday before Labor Day weekend, with empty buses waiting outside Fenway Park for four hours to haul the Red Sox to the airport, with players all across America trying to figure out whether to head for the ballpark, and, finally, with Selig and Don Fehr both speaking in a hotel ballroom, quoting the Beatles.

Their ...

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