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Played for fools

Hey, fans. Take a stand.

Originally Published: October 17, 2012
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

THE FINAL VESTIGE of baseball's old history occurred in 1995, when the league used replacement players in spring training during the game's last strike. This was before the sport went corporate -- before it introduced interleague play, before Bud Selig forced snarling owners to get along by outliving the rotten apples and handpicking the new ones to his exact, accommodating specifications.

The results of the strike were disastrous for MLB; before being appointed ...

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