How the new CBA changes baseball

Five-year labor deal could profoundly alter the sport in quite a significant way

Originally Published: November 22, 2011
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It was one more "historic" day in the life of the great sport of baseball. That's the word Bud Selig used to describe it, anyhow: "Historic."

OK, so it wasn't historic in the way that Mariano Rivera's 602nd save was historic. … Or in the way that the monumental collapse of the 2011 Red Sox was historic. … Or even in the way that Manny Ramirez's second career PED suspension was historic.

But history unfolds in many sizes, shapes and flavors in this game. ...

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