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Baseball / Strike / Costas Interview #709224

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 2002
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Wrigley Field, Chicago: Jim Avila) The averting of a major league baseball strike after lengthy negotiations between players and owners featured; details given about fans’ disgruntlement over talk of a strike. [Fans Tim HUTCHINSON‡-, David MYER‡- comment on the possible strike.] [Baseball commissioner Bud SELIG†- says we have reached an agreement without the loss of a single game.] [Baseball Website manager Jeff SANTAG‡- says it’s a victory for the fans.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Live interview held with sportscaster and baseball expert Bob Costas† about the tarnished image of baseball caused by the strike talk. [In St. Louis, COSTAS - says there will be lingering resentment despite avoiding a work stoppage; says that haggling over money overshadows the sport.

Seigenthaler, John;
Avila, Jim

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