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Is baseball held to a higher standard?

Originally Published: August 4, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Major League Baseball has a knack for outlasting bad news, as evidenced by its recovery from Pete Rose's gambling problems, Marge Schott's pro-Hitler sentiments, the Pittsburgh drug trials and the San Diego Padres' garish mustard-colored uniforms.

Since the early 1970s, only two concerns have refused to go away. And we're not referring to the twin scourges of artificial turf and the designated hitter.

Issue No. 1 is the elusive quest for labor peace. Baseball has endured eight strikes ...

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