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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Strike Sides Expecting The Worst

NEW YORK -- Negotiators were unsure if talks would resume Monday in the major league baseball strike, and even another round may be too little and too late to save what's left of the 1994 season.


Acting commissioner Bud Selig, who on Friday allowed his deadline for canceling the World Series to pass, said Sunday there was a possibility talks would restart. "Let's hope so," the Brewers owner said in a telephone interview from his home in Milwaukee. "There isn't anything scheduled right now," he said, but noted that sides would be holding internal meetings Monday.


Selig said he will make an announcement about the season by Wednesday evening. Officials on both sides expect him to make the stunning announcement that the World Series won't be played for the first time since 1904.


"Nothing has happened as far as I know," players' union head Donald Fehr said. "We haven't heard from anybody."


The strike reached its 32nd day Monday, matching the 1990 lockout as baseball's second-longest stoppage behind the 50-day strike of 1981.


Talks broke off Friday, with officials on both sides wondering why Selig and the team owners flatly rejected the union's latest offer and counter with different numbers. Players proposed a 1 1/2 percent revenue "tax" on the top 16 teams by revenue and a 1 1/2 percent payroll "tax" on the top 16 teams by payroll.