Key questions about the MLB lockout: What each side wants, how long it will last

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — At the stroke of midnight, as Wednesday turned into Thursday, Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement expired. In the absence of a new deal, the owners voted to approve an expected, if unnecessary, lockout of the players, thereby icing not only a five-alarm hot stove but also an entire $10 billion-plus industry. OK, so now what? MLB’s first work stoppage since the 1994-95 strike is a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad look for everyone from Commissioner Rob Manfred and the billionaire owners for whom he works to Players’ Association executive director Tony Cla…

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