PU: No, it's a combination of factors. Nobody forced anybody to pay any salary.
FD: But certainly the courts gave the players more leverage. Mike Schmidt never would have gotten $2 million a year without those decisions.
PU: I don't know if that's true. In this day and age, the top 100 of anything in this society—and certainly in entertainment—are highly paid.
FD: Have you ever considered suggesting some form of salary cap, as in the NBA?
PU: That's not for me to consider. I want to provide an environment to let collective bargaining....
FD: Well, all right, how about down the road, when this contract is settled. You can't stand up then and offer an opinion on something like a salary cap?
PU: That would be counterproductive. That's what happened in the last labor negotiation. People on the outside....
FD: I hardly would say you're on the outside.
PU: I am on the outside.
FD: All right. But the teams are losing money.