Discussion in 'Politics' started by thunderbolt, Aug 16, 2002.
Are the players going to strike--again? If so, I'll never watch those over-paid sissys again.
i'll always love baseball...i'll always love trading, even if the floor skins me every day and my broker does every month.
In the words of Cyndi Lauper, <a href="http://www.cyndilauper.com/song_det.php?shname=mce">"money changes everything."</a>
i lived next door to a printshop in chitown.....they had a big account they were foil stamping the fleer baseball cards....they were working 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.....after the strike they were out of business in 6 months.......
say it isnt so baseball.....
3 strikes they're out- i'm done with it if those overpaid greedy assholes strike again- play the game and be content with the millions you are ALREADY paid- yeah- great idea players- strike, piss off the fans, get higher salaries that are passed on to the fans in the form of higher ticket prices- i mean give me a fuggin break!!!
I say they fire all the players who strike and bring up the minor league players!
Can't blame the participants - they're just maximizing their benefit. If the players don't do whatever they can to screw the owners, they'll receive the screwing instead. And vice-versa.
The blame, if there is any, rests on the fans that tolerate it, that pay the exhorbitant ticket prices and that buy the T-shirts and hats and coolers and assorted nonsense. Stop the support and watch them forget what a strike is.
Cap all salaries at $1 Mil/yr. Maybe we can get back to realistic admission prices and won't have to pay $7.50 for a beer and $5 for a hot dog !! If they aren't satified for $1 Mil/yr, fire them and bring up the minor league players (as someone else suggested) who would give anything to play in the big leagues.
actually, tickets aren't related to salary prices; if they were, we'd all get in the ncaa finals for free.
tickets are priced to maximize revenue, that's all.
i've always been surprised at people participating in a free market system (ie. trading) criticizing others for participating in that same thing.
in this current baseball negotiation, the players have not received *one* improvement from last time; in fact, if the players' offer (which i think is too substantial in some areas) was accepted, the owners would have 'won' a tremendous amount while giving up *zero*.
the answer to basically all the 'problems' is for the owners to split revenues - not based on salaries, but based on games. yankees draw great; fine. it takes 2 teams to tango. give the yankees opponents 1/3 of ALL the money that comes in (from tv, stadium, etc.). and vice versa, of course.
that way, if an owner wants to compete, he can. if he wants to do a jeffrey loria / bud selig and run a skin-tight budget while making a profit, he can.
bottomline, if the players are stupid enough to strike they are sadly misjudging the public's distaste for them!!!! i actually hope they do strike..... let's start over with some new players that aren't tainted. the only game i went to this season, i had free parking and free tickets. i ate plenty before the game and a friend of mine bought me a sprite. they got $0 of my money. i would rather watch little league than those babies.
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