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Baseball Held Hostage: Day 12 – Players Can’t Stay Silent

After being shelved for the weekend thanks to his COVID booster shot, St. Pete Nine’s Steve Carney is back to discuss the weekend’s occurrences involving the lockout.  He gets into Stephanie Apstein’s article in Sports Illustrated and why it’s smart that she points out that the players are letting the owners dictate the public conversation when they don’t have to let them.  He also remarks on a pair of former big leaguers that have deals, and other moves that are allowed to be made while the lockout is going on.

Baseball Held Hostage is a special series of Under The Orange Roof, with new episodes daily until the end of the lockout.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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