"Up through [Wednesday], their proposals included a payroll tax portion," Goodenow said. "[Wednesday,] they included a 3 percent [tax] on the gate -- we said it should be 50 percent. They've rejected our initial proposal. They rejected our promise not to strike in order to get the season started. Now, they move a little bit and expect us to say yes. We said no."
Yesterday, Goodenow was able to laugh at the owners' personal attacks on him.
"It's all part of the negotiating tactics," he said. "They presented a very positive face on Tuesday, then made a 180-degree turn and were totally negative the next day because we said no to their proposal.