Mariners statement on MLB's new collective bargaining agreement

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Baseball Club CEO Howard Lincoln and President Chuck Armstrong issued the following statement today on Major League Baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement:

“The new collective bargaining agreement is outstanding news for the game of baseball and fans of the game. Major League Baseball and the Players Association are to be applauded for working closely together in a cooperative spirit to make sure there is no interruption to the baseball calendar. Their joint efforts to improve the game, including blood testing for HGH, realignment and the playoff system, are important for the game’s future. 

“The agreement also insures 21 straight years of labor peace, and keeps the focus where it should be – on the baseball field. We appreciate the work and leadership of Commissioner Selig and the Players Association.”