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What I’m Hearing: Bob Nightengale reports on how the umpires are reacting to the shortened season USA TODAY

There were times in recent months that Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, the club’s owner since 1981, wondered if there would even be a season.

“I was concerned the union was maneuvering not to have a season,’’ Reinsdorf told USA TODAY Sports in a wide-ranging telephone interview from his Chicago home. “I kept hoping against hope that we’d reach an agreement and get more games in this season. I just hope the clubs and the union can figure out a way to get along before the start of next season.

“I don’t think

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