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In Thursday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Minnesota Vikings 17-15.
KC's View:
FYI, I got an email yesterday from an MNB questioning why I hadn't covered something of particular interest to him - and, in truth, to me.

Certainly not telling you what to do, but I was a bit surprised after seeing the breaking news last night and then hearing some of the discussion on MLB Radio about the 5 year Labor Deal that there was no mention of it anywhere today.

In fairness, it may be a topic that needs a little more time to extract some of the lessons that can be applied to business in general (Including the all-important #1, “When you have a good thing going – Don’t get in the way and mess it up!”)

In any case, 5 more years of baseball without a labor dispute during a time of growth and all sides focusing on making the game better is a great place to be in...

First of all, feel free to tell me what to do. I'm always open to suggestions.

You're right. A new five-year labor agreement between baseball owners and players - or, to put it another way, really rich people and slightly less rich people - is a very smart move on both sides.

To be honest, though, I am more heartened by reports yesterday that the deal also includes a provision that from now on, the World Series home field advantage will go to the pennant winner with the best record. This abandons the absurd practice - a 14 year "experiment" - of awarding home field advantage to the league that wins the All Star Game.

Now, if they could just get rid of the designated hitter rule in the American League, we could have a system in which both leagues play real baseball...