Scandal will test MLB labor peace

Long suspensions could put nearly 20 years of uninterrupted play in jeopardy

Originally Published: June 6, 2013
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

If you were born after 1994, you don't know really know baseball. You don't know the bitterness, the hostile roots of today's game, when hatred was common. If there was love of the game, it was buried underneath nonstop vitriol. The players hated the owners and the owners hated the players just slightly less than the owners hated one another. None of this is an understatement.

If you winced at the recent lockouts in the NHL, NBA and NFL, it is because you don't remember firsthand ...

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