“The 2002 deal was surprising because it left a void for those of us who had become accustomed to writing about work stoppages. Itâ€šÃ„Ã´s as if the entire season were played, and suddenly there was no World Series.”
— “Baseball Without Strikes? Talks Could Make it Happen.”
The New York Times
September 5, 2006
Chass was writing about an August 30, 2002 deal between the players union and baseball owners that averted a September strike.