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Re(8): September jai-alai handles

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I was on the opposing view of the ex pro who said he did not regret the strike. I was a pro who played pre 88, stayed out crossed and played after. I remain friendly with a number of players who were present on both sides of the line - yes, Basque’s too including some historical greats. They have all told me, and I agree, the strike was a mess. Very few behaved like goons but the reasonable ones were powerless to promote reasonableness - gang mentality ruled the day lead by idiotic fanatics. The lack of foresight was remarkable. Any attempt to oppose blind compliance was met with threats etc. Many knew it was going bad. This surely contributed to the demise in the US but certainly not the only factor. Remembering both sides is important- don’t forget .. 68 failed and only 20 years later ……

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