Would Trustbusting Be Good For Baseball?

Curbing the antitrust exemption poses a host of new problems

By any measure, the deal signed by Major League Baseball players and owners last March was a landmark, ending five years of image-battering labor strife. But the pact was historic for another reason: It included a little-noticed clause committing the owners to negotiate a partial end to the antitrust exemption that baseball won in 1922.

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