The Union Association survived for only one season (1884), as did the Players' League (1890), an attempt to return to the National Association structure of a league controlled by the players themselves. Both leagues are considered major leagues by many baseball researchers because of the perceived high caliber of play and the number of star players featured. However, some researchers have disputed the major league status of the Union Association, pointing out that franchises came and went and contending that the St. Louis club, which was deliberately "stacked" by the league's president (who owned that club), was the only club that was anywhere close to major league caliber.
Scott Rosa, who specializes in the vertebrae connecting the skull and the spine.. He published his first book in 1996 and is a frequent contributor to many online publications, specializing in consumer, business and technical topics. Ray Halbritter, a representative of the Oneida (NY) Indian Nation, which is pushing for such a change, says “We’re asking the NFL to stop using a racial slur.” Dana Milbank, Washington Post columnist, suggests NFL owners should substitute some comparable “racial epithets and see how they would sound: The Washington Wetbacks? The Houston Hymies? The Chicago Chinks? Or perhaps the New York Niggers? That would be enough to send anybody to the shotgun formation.”.
"When (union officials) spoke to players, we never told them that they tested positive; we told them they are on a list, and that the government may incorrectly or correctly conclude that the player tested positive and therefore, may feel the player warrants further observation," said Orza. "There is no way the Yankees could have leaked Ortiz's name. The clubs did not have that list. I'm not saying Ortiz was on any list. But if he is on a list, it doesn't mean he tested positive. And if he was on a list, whether or not he tested positive, the Yankees would not have known that."