Considering the favorable legal position and the stand that the reserve system is essential to the preservation of the game, the owners are reluctant to allow any changes in the system. Thus, the Flood suit affords the Player's Association the most effective means, short of a costly strike, to force a change in the system.
John J. McQuaide,
Curt Flood at Bat against Baseball's Reserve Clause,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol8/iss1/12