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Wow, and we thought things were getting so close โ€” we mean, why wouldn't we think things were like, a done deal and stuff. That's what like, everyone was telling us. And by everyone we mean the Journal, the AP and Reuters. Sadly, not so much. We're waiting on the sidelines with a box of cracker-jack, a bag o' peanuts and a big 32 oz. of Budweiser and we're settling in for the negotiations long haul. Somehow we feel that this here game's going to extra innings. [via NYT]