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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Baseball talks, row

LOS ANGELES () -- With baseball's collective bargaining scheduled to resume Thursday and likely to produce little more than familiar rhetoric, the owners have turned to the fans for salary-cap support, angering the players' union.

Management, in a full-page ad in Wednesday's USA Today, says the game can remain "affordable, accessible and competitive" only with a change in the compensation system.

Donald Fehr, executive director of the union, said the ad is a cover for management's plan to implement the cap unilaterally, and is designed to "fool the public."