Actually, E-fan, I think NFL striked sometime during the 80s and I think there's been a couple labour skirmishes with NHL players recently. The NHL ones don't usually last that long though. With respect to lacrosse: Its current form, which differs quite a bit from the original, was developed after the white man came. It was heavily influenced by what the French saw the Indians playing, but also heavily adapted. Canada does not own the sport any more than America owns baseball. Both countries have just happened to name those respective sports "Canada's National Summer Sport", or "America's National Passtime". With respect to the drugs: Can anyone honestly tell me they care if a pro athlete is using steroids, creatine, or any of the other magic potions out there now? They're adults, able to decide for themselves, and if that's what it takes to get the competitive advantage, so be it! I'd rather see drug free sport, but the enforcement they have is such a joke, and so many players in the big sports are chemically enhanced. I'd rather they just ended the farce and stopped talking about testing. With respect to baseball: I and most of the Canadians have no problem with baseball as a sport. I still play softball a couple times a year and enjoy it. The criticisms put forward were about MLB, not the sport of baseball. Baseball, like so many other sports (golf, curling, basketball (at least in the regular season), soccer....etc.) is fine to play, but, IMO, boring to watch. I was also never hoping for MLB baseball to fold, just for Toronto's team to go ****-up and be sold. With fewer leagues to compete for the summer sports dollar, it would help the summer sports I do like (Canadian Football League and summer lacrosse leagues ) immensely. Hell, if the Jays fold, I'm willing to bet TSN and/or Sportsnet would actually cover OLA Major series games in the near future....there's bugger-all else going on in terms of summer sport, and I'm sure it would draw more viewers than some of the crap they put on those networks.