If you have an interest in the sale of the Houston Astros to Jim Crane, or want to get the latest on the NFL lockout from an expert on sports labor, then this week's podcast is for you.
Our upfront discussion is on the latest on the Astros, with details recently learned from a key baseball insider regarding the debt structure for Jim Crane, whether is really taking a loan from MLB, and whether the league will discuss the due diligence on Crane regarding his complaints that were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding Craneâ€™s Eagle USA Airfreight and its position on hiring blacks and women of child-bearing age.
Our exclusive interview this week is with former National Labor Relations Board chair, current Stanford Law Professor, and author of the soon-to-be published book, "Bargaining with Baseball", William Gould
Topics for the Gould interview include thoughts on the Eighth Circuit of Appeals extended stay and the scathing opinion within it that slaps down Judge Susan Nelsonâ€™s ruling that lifted the lockout; whether the case could go to the Supreme Court; how MLBâ€™s strike of Â 1994-95, which Gould was directly involved in resolving, has any lessons for the NFL and NBA, and much, much more.
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