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Bisons and Baseball

I hoped to drive to Cooperstown this month with a few workers from the New Era Cap Co., folks from the floor of the cap-making plant in Derby, to walk the halls of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. That is the game's Valhalla, where artifacts have the feel of sacred relics, and what artifact is more revered than a baseball cap? Many of those caps were made by everyday…

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Less than two years ago, the commissioner of Major League Baseball went to Easton, Pa., to celebrate MLB's successful role in helping to save the jobs of hundreds of workers making uniforms at a plant in that Northeastern city. The question now asked by labor advocates in Western New York: Could Rob Manfred do the same to help protect more than 200 jobs that will be los…

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In all their years of marriage, Candace Bobik had never called her husband, a corrections officer, while he was on the job. She made that call with some hard news last Tuesday. When a colleague told Don Bobik who it was, he was afraid that someone the couple loved had died. In a way, he was right. His wife has worked for 32 years at the New Era Cap Co. plant in De…