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MLB, MLBPA agree to 5-year Collective Bargaining Agreemenmt

Stephen Ruderman | Posted 12.01.2016 | Sports
Stephen Ruderman

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement, which will run...

Threat Of MLB Lockout Makes Absolutely No Sense

Stephen Ruderman | Posted 11.30.2016 | Sports
Stephen Ruderman

Tonight, at 12:01 EST, Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement will expire, and since talks towards a new deal have progressed as quickly as the owners would have liked, the owners have threatened a vote to lock out the players if a new deal is not reached at the deadline.

Sport and Society for Arete: Selig Retires

Richard Crepeau | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is clear that over his long and rocky tenure as Commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig left a massive legacy. The business and sport of major league baseball was impacted for good and for ill by the man who began his professional life selling used cars in Milwaukee. He will end his tenure as Commissioner by becoming the "Six Million Dollar Man."

Why Athletes Need to Exercise Their Influence: An Agent's Perspective

Joshua Kusnick | Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports
Joshua Kusnick

From my perspective as an agent, I really do not see a downside to an athlete embracing this cause. I would gladly work for an openly gay player or a player who speaks up in support of the LGBT community.

A-Rod Needs a History Lesson

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

While Alex Rodriquez may be off the front pages for the moment, this hiatus will give him the opportunity to study up on the history of labor relations in the national pastime.

Could This Be Baseball's Rendition of Magic and Bird?

Misha Hyman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports
Misha Hyman

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and the Washington Nationals Bryce Harper are poised to take over Major League Baseball and vie for World Series and league MVPs year after year.

Baseball Players Union Should Demand: Put Marvin Miller in the Hall of Fame

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.31.2013 | Sports
Peter Dreier

While he was alive, the baseball establishment rejected Marvin Miller five times from its Hall of Fame. The Major League Baseball Players Association, which Miller headed from 1966 to 1983, sat on its hands, failing to raise a stink about this outrageous miscarriage of justice.

All Players: Photographer Rick Day Opens Up About His Latest Work

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Kleinmann

Day, whose photography covers a vast swatch of subjects, is perhaps best known for his male portraits, which comprise his latest release.

MLB Turns Dirt Into Gold

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.05.2012 | Money

Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown win was a victory for the baseball player, whose name will forever be enshrined in sports history. But the achievement w...

Happy Anniversary, Free Agency

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

We have become so accustomed to multi-million dollar contracts for players in our favorite sports that we forget that it was not always so.

Baseball's Armageddon

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Tonight's debut of Ken Burns' The Tenth Inning comes at the right time for the Nation's sports fans. He begins with a poignant reminder that sports ar...

Rank-and-File Workers, Professional Athletes, Actors, and Recording Artists Tweet Their #Unionmember Pride

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kimberly Freeman Brown

Over this past Labor Day weekend, American Rights at Work teamed up with Actors' Equity, AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Major League Baseball...

Baseball Justice

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Despite its noble history in transcending American racism, in recent years, Major League Baseball (MLB) has hardly distinguished itself as a paragon of American virtue or a pioneer for social justice or moral clarity.

Move the Game: Baseball Must Say No to Racism

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Deepak Bhargava

I was born in India, but grew up in the Bronx and am about as ferocious a Yankees fan as you'll find (please do keep reading even if you aren't!). Wh...

Do You Believe Him?

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

The most recent chapter in the baseball steroid scandal has produced a rare flat denial. David Ortiz has told us he did not take steroids. Do you believe him?