- Apr 18, 2005
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so time to change the tile of this thread as its no longer a threat?
They’ve (the owners) known what to do since the Blue Ribbon commission: determine what is local and national revenue and share the latter equally.There are examples that work for other professional sport leagues. Anyway, while the FA prices are ridiculous, a big problem with the large contracts is the lack of production when paying said player $30M/yr. I may not be in the majority here, but pay and performance should go hand in hand. I don't give a shit if you're a first year player or a 15 yr vet.
We as fans are the ones getting fucked in this deal. The owners are going to get paid regardless. When things get more expensive for them they just pass it on down the line. So in order to "right the ship" one of 2 things needs to happen(from a fan perspective preferably both in order to keep it affordable to the general public). The league becomes a single owner of all the teams and disperses the money evenly or players' salaries get capped. I can wish in one hand and you know what in the other. I don't for one second expect either of those things to happen.
Greed and the loss of rationality ruins everything in time.
Absolutely!They’ve (the owners) known what to do since the Blue Ribbon commission: determine what is local and national revenue and share the latter equally.
But when it comes to markets and actual competition we’re dealing with men that talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. Might makes right.
It’s a nice dream: MLB viewing itself as and operating as one entity rather than 30 separate entities, with top/down competition, and fan centric.
Humans. Can’t live with ‘em. Can’t live without ‘em. We’re a crazy lot.