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Either spend on payroll, or give it back

Never in most of our lifetimes has the following sentence inspired less (A) trepidation, (B) disgust or (C) outright panic:

Baseball's labor deal expires in less than a year.

Yep. Dec. 19 would be the date. Be sure to circle it on your calendar, so you can remember to hang Bud Selig's picture from your Christmas tree. It's just 7½ months away.