The primary issues are demands by the owners for changes that would help them control expenses -- which in turn could affect player compensation. That battle pits some of the world's richest individuals -- the owners -- against some of the world's richest athletes -- the players (see BW Online, 7/17/02, "One More Strike -- and They're Out").
What's your view of this unfolding spectacle? That's the subject of this BusinessWeek Online survey -- which, as always, isn't scientific, since anyone who wishes to can participate.
Do you watch baseball?
Both sides have complaints about the other. At this point, which side do you agree with most?
Do you think the players' pay is:
To help reach an equitable agreement, would you favor requiring baseball teams to make public independently audited financial statements?
If there is a strike, who would you be most likely to blame?
Do you think there will be a stoppage, because of either a strike or a lockout?
If there is a strike, what do you think the effect on the game would be?
It would be damaged permanently, perhaps beyond repair
It would be damaged temporarily, but would bounce back within a couple of years