Court orders Mediation in Minnesota
As per the attached story, the players won a small victory when the judge appointed a Magistrate Judge to mediate the dispute with the owners.
Before people overreact:
1. You cannot WIN a mediation. For mediation to work, both sides have to agree to a settlement.
2. Magistrate Judges are real judges. They do not have lifetime appointments.
and the first thing the judge should order a media blackout for the parties involved
less posturing and more negotiating
This can only be a good thing. This judge, hopefully, will make these sides agree on something so we can get the 2011 season going.