MLB insiders report today that an Owner's strike, a heretofore unthought of development is gathering steam and becoming a strong possibility. Owners are tired of being the fountain of capital in this Billionaire Boys Club they share with the players, and think it's time for the players to have, "some skin in the game". NNY owner Bluster Steinbrenner has already made good on not going over the salary cap, and said, "Look, playing for the Yankees is a priviledge, and that priviledge ought to cost more than a few face whiskers, If you want to put on Pinstripes, it's going to cost you."
The first pre strike stategy is to stop making trades, said Dodger owner Earvin "Magic" Johnson, "It's an old baseball adage that the best trades are the ones you never make, so I've asked my partners to make sure that we only make the best trades"
The owners also want the players to agree to play two World Series per year, in order to spread the thrill of victory around the fraternity, "Look some teams take two lifetimes to win a World Series, we don't think that's fair to fans of the Cubs, Pirates and Royals, we think fans of every team will appreciate doubling their chances." said commish for life Bud Selig. A pre season World Series would take the place of Spring Training in intial plans seen by this reporter.
While there is some wiggle room on some of these stands, the owners all avowed they will not move one iota from their Division of Eye Candy position. "It's simply not fair that revenue is split virtually 50-50, but the players still take home 90% of the Eye Candy." Most of the owners are getting up there in age, but, "we still have needs" said an un-named owner.