Baseball returning to prominence

Updated: November 3, 2003, 11:51 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
Baseball, it seems, is waking up with the hangover it got from partying too hard at contract time back in 2000 and our own Peter Gammons has a very interesting take on the situation. Focusing on Manny Ramirez, he points out that the union needs to take some of the blame for that

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