Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 17, 1976 · Page 11
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Baseball Season in Danger ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The players association's executive board was expected to rubber-stamp today chief negotiator Marvin Miller's denunciation of the baseball owners' "final" proposal to settle the prolonged labor dispute. Now, not only spring training — delayed by the owners since March 1 — was in danger, but so was the scheduled April 8 start of the season. "It (the season opening) is getting close and every hour it is more in jeopardy," said American League President Lee MacPhail after Miller tore apart the owners' proposal and charged the baseball executives with a mammoth publicity ploy. "I'm shocked," said John Gaherin, management's chief negotiator. "He (Miller) has put this thing in some position." MacPhail said the owners were adamant on what they considered a far-reaching proposal that would change the face of baseball for years to come. "We won't change a colon, not a semicolon," MacPhail said. And then to emphasize their determination, the owners' committee packed its bags and went home. "Miller will telephone Mr. Gaherin in New York tomorrow (Wednesday) with the Executive Board's decision," said MacPhail, who appeared weary and bleary eyed after six days of fruitless negotiating. "Will there be a season?" MacPhail was asked. "I don't know," murmured the American League boss. Gaherin, too, appeared tired and admitted disappointment at the turn of events. He and the owners felt they had whipped together an offer the players couldn't refuse — one that gave the players the controversial one-and-one option rights, but with built-in safeguards to protect balanced competition in baseball. "Their tone was a tone of rejection," Gaherin said after Tuesday's negotiating session with Miller and some 25 of baseball's brightest stars. Gaherin was asked if the almost certain rejection by the WANTED Person with Livestock Experience to promote and sell top quality Range Feed Supplements and Premixes to Dealers and/or Major Producers. Territory size — three or more Counties Write or telephone 712-523-2151, to LUCAS PRODUCTS CO. Bedford, Iowa 50833 players' Executive Board meant that talks had collapsed. "I'm not going to say collapsed," he replied. "But our offer will be withdrawn. It won't hinder the (future) bargaining." Both Gaherin and MacPhail emphasized that the owners' 10-page proposal delivered Tuesday was a "take-all, leave-all" proposition, MacPhail said the Tuesday talks concerned clarification of some of the owners' proposals, not the merits of the offer. They answered questions from the players and from Miller. Earlier, Miller held a news conference along with the players and chipped away at the owners' proposals. He said in effect the owners' version of the one-and-one option was a farce. "The players would not be free agents in the Messersmith sense," Miller said. "Nor has the issue of liability been settled. It's been reduced." The Messersmith reference was to an arbitrator's decision last December in the case of pitcher Andy Messersmith of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The arbitrator ruled the reserve clause in the standard player contract enabled the player to play one year with a contract, then not sign the following season and play out his option, becoming a free agent the following season. Under the arbitrator's ruling, subsequently upheld by two federal courts, Messersmith became eligible Tuesday to sell his services to any of the 24 major league clubs. The owners, in their proposal, offered a one-and-one option for the next several years, but they added that free agents could deal only with a maximum of eight clubs, selected in the inverse order of the previous season's standings. If the eight clubs pass, then the player could try and sell himself to the rest of the teams. "It's a new kind of free agent draft," said Miller. "Messersmith is free to all 24 clubs, the other players with a maximum of eight." Then, Miller turned his guns on Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Miller pointed out that Kuhn had promised to open the spring training camps if the commissioner felt progress was being made in the negotiations. "I think progress has been made," Miller said. "They (the owners) have come a distance toward our proposal. This is,progress." Miller added: "Now I'm wondering if this is progress. Obviously, Kuhn doesn't. The camps are still closed." Miller contended the owners are concentrating more,on -public opinion than negotiations. ' 'Always that is a part of collective bargaining, but they've gone overboard," Miller said. Miller said he had promised to present the proposal to the association's Executive Board but said he would do so with a recommendation that the board reject the offer. "This offer is peculiar," said Miller, "because I've never seen a proposed agreement that has a raft of matters still to be discussed, some of which have never been negotiated." Miller said there were an awful lot of "contract hookers" in the agreement. He cited that the owners wanted a four-year agreement but with the unilateral right to reopen after two years. Miller said he had no doubt the owners' proposal would be defeated by the executive board. "I have a reading from the players that they are opposed to it in its present form," Mil- Timet Herald, Carroll, la. | n Wednesday, March 17, 1976 I & ler explained. "Personally, I will recommend rejection." Tom Seaver, New York Mets' pitching star and a negotiator, said the players are of the same mind as Miller. "Marvin said it well," Seaver advised. Many of the players appealed to Kuhn to use his authority to open the training camps in the best interests of baseball. During the long day of talk, talk, talk, someone even got in a lick for the guy who in the long haul will pay for the final settlement —the fan. "What shall we tell the fans?" a reporter asked MacPhail. "Tell them, don't give up on us," MacPhail replied. It was the only optimistic note^of the day. Sport Glances City Cage Meet Starts Sunday The City Recreational Cage Tournaments will begin Sunday March 21st. The "A" •league will play their first round games at Breda and the "AA" league will play their first round games at Kuemper. Semi-final rounds will be played on Wednesday March 24th at Gliddeh. Consolation games will be played Sunday afternoon, March 28th, and championship games will be played that same evening,. Consolation and championship games are at Carroll High School. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each league. There will be a 50 cent admission charge for all spectators. Pre-schoolers will be admitted free. Games at Kuemper Sunday will have Commercial Savings facing Scranton Mfg. at 6:30, followed by Breda Oil against the Schlitzers at 7:30, Denny's of.Westside meeting Manning Double D at 8:30 and Carroll Glass tangling with Brend's Standard at 9:30 p.m. At Breda, Don's Place will meet Carroll County State Bank at 6:30, Red Carpet vs.. Uptown at 7:30, Jaycees vs. Dedham at 8:30 and General Electric meeting Sernett's at 9:30. ISU Assistant Dave Harshman, who built a 39-18 record in two years as head basketball coach at Spokane Falls, Wash., Community College, was named Wednesday as assistant to Iowa State University Coach Lynn Nance. Harshaman, 28, the son of Washington basketball Coach Marv Harshman, is the first assistant hired by Nance, who took over the Cyclone basketball program last month. An all-stater in both basketball and baseball as a prep, Harshman was an All-Pacific Eight baseball pick at Washington State in 1969. ' He graduated in 1970, coached for two years at Waitsburg, Wash., High School and coached for the next two years at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. Head Team Forward Scott May and center Kent Benson of unbeaten Indiana head the 1976 NBA College Ail-American team as chosen by the 18 National Basketball Association head coaches. May, a 6-foot-7 senior who was named Collegiate Player of the Year by The Associated Press last week, was far and away the top vote-getter in the NBA poll announced today. He was named to the team by 17 of the league's 18 coaches. Senior guard John Lucas of Maryland was next in the' balloting with 12 votes, followed by forward Adrian Dantley of Notre Dame, 11; Benson, 9, and center Leon Douglas of Alabama, 7. Receiving honorable mention were Robert Parish, Centenary; Richard Washington and Marques Johnson, UCLA; Phil Ford and Mitch Kupchak, North Carolina; Earl tatum, Marquette; Kenny Qarr, North Carolina State; Ron Lee, Oregon; Terry Furlow, Michigan State; Phil Sellers, Rutgers; Willie Smith, Missouri; Bernard King, Tennessee, and Ira Terrell, Southern Methodist. Coach of Year Bobby Knight of Indiana has been named Big Ten "Coach of the Year" by sports writers and broadcasters covering the conference. Knight received 57 of 129 first-place votes for a total of 366 points on the scale of five points for first, three for second and one for third. Lou Henson of Illinois finished second and Johnny Orr of Michigan third. Henson had 27 first-place votes and 221 points arid Orr had 17 first-place votes and 207 points. Lemons Hired Abe Lemons, coach at Pan American University, was hired as head coach for the University of Texas. New Badger Boss William F. 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