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Baseball Held Hostage: Day 43 – They’re Finally Talking

It took nearly five weeks, but Major League Baseball and the Players Association actually sat down to talk for the first time since the lockout began in the beginning of December.  St. Pete Nine’s Steve Carney gets into the three major points in the first collective bargaining proposal given by the league Thursday, plus talks about another possible revenue stream that could cause the players to hold off on a counter-proposal.  Steve then finishes the show by remembering Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez, who took his own life this week.

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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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