On August 12th, 1994, the longest work stoppage in MLB history began. Edward Porcelli, author of “Scabs Heal All Wounds“, tells the story of the strike from a replacement player’s perspective during perhaps the darkest time in MLB history. From cancelling the World Series in 1994 and announcing the use of replacement players to President Bill Clinton demanding the executives of MLB and the MLBPA to come to an agreement, Mr. Porcelli gives a detailed chronology of events and how it affected the players, coaches, and management.
His true story reveals behind the scenes interaction with minor league players’ views on “crossing the line” and the ramifications of becoming a scab. Ed explains the difficult position of the major and minor league coaches struggling with their loyalty to the owners and empathy for the players during the negotiations. Finally, Porcelli explains the role of the media and how it affected those players participating in games during the exhibition season.
Ed plans on staying active in the college coaching community and is involved with other business projects that focus on baseball and sports. He is also marketing the screenplay 30 Pieces of Silver co-written by Shawn Powell that is based on the book Scabs Heal All Wounds.
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