Major League Baseball announced it reached a deal with the players’ union Tuesday, ensuring there would be no work stoppage through 2011. While most of baseball greeted this as good news, Cubs fans were unhappy with the agreement.

“On the surface, an uninterrupted baseball season sounds like a great thing,” said Barry Tenson, a 26-year-old North Side electrician. “But with the way the Cubs played this year, a season-ending strike in June or July would have been much better.”

Cubs TV man Bob Brenly agreed.

“Sometimes a work stoppage is just what a team needs to turn around its season,” said Brenly. “Maybe if the Cubs didn’t have to play out the string, they wouldn’t have lost 90-plus games.”

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