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Old 07-21-2002, 10:39 PM   #16
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good point zooropa.
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Old 07-21-2002, 11:35 PM   #17
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I agree, there are a fair number of overpaid people out there. Hell, how many times has Bono said he's overpaid? At least he knows it. I hate it when they don't know it, won't admit it and aren't conscious that they are damned lucky. If they have the right attitude about it, then to me it's c'est la vie.
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here we go again

Looks like the strike is set for August 30th. What a shame!
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I think it's stupid for the players to go on strike. It's not going to get them any sympathy from the public.
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I heard that A-Rod will lose 100K per game, now that's poetic justice!
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Yeah, I mean, I used to think that way too. But then, I really think that its almost impossible for us to understand the lifestyle of a professional athlete. They are under constant pressure to perform, and their lifestyle, living out of a suitcase for nine months out of the year, being away from their families so much... I think the money just doesn't compensate for that. I'm not saying that they should strike, but we shouldn't really judge them all as rich, spoiled whiners. 90% of them are really a lot like us, and I personally have a lot of respect for what they have to do to earn what they do.

But either way, the American people just don't want to hear millionaire players complaining about being used by billionaire owners, or vice versa. I hope they can come to a resolution before things get out of hand. I don't like to see the game suffering like this.

Whine me a NILE

I used to live out of a duffle bag (military suitcase) for months and also go without running water or decent hot meals. And how about my pay;HAAAA HAAAAAAAAA HAA HA HA
yeah, instead of all that money and fame I got bombed and shot at!!!!

SO I say, FUCK 'EM!

They can all empty garbage cans for all I care.

Of course, if this were the NFL we were talking about it would be a different story.
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I think a strike will do nothing but hurt basebll. Fans have very little sympathy for the situation.

Here in Minnesota the Twins have been trying to persuade us to build them a new stadium. This has been a very volatile (sp?) issue around here. If they go on strike they can kiss any possible public funding goodbye. Any possible momentum in their favor will be gone.
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Old 08-17-2002, 09:31 AM   #23
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Go to soccer games next year. The MLS needs your support.
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crys The ONE sport I actually LOVE.....

THIS F$@*ING SUCKS.

I'm so pissed. I'm a huge baseball (Twins) fan. If they do this(and it looks like they're gonna) they can all just FOAD. Stoopid move on their part. I could sit here and type for an hour about how mad I am. But I guess I'll just leave them all with a big, fat MIDDLE FINGER if they go through with it. OFF you holes.

Yes, Even my precious DOUG MIENTKIEWICZ. He and I are through.

*slaps Doug and dumps mug of beer on his head*

*FUME

I sure hope i will be retracting these statements come Friday.
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Old 08-29-2002, 05:23 PM   #25
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Knowing that the average Baseball player makes 48,000 dollars a week doesn't make me give a damn about them. Everyone at work hopes they go on strike because the fans have had enough. The attendance hasn't even recovered since the last strike and we have had Cal Ripken's streak, Bonds HR's, Sosa vs. McGwire, and a couple of great World Series. Owners and Players alike both suck big bocci balls.
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Go to the movies lately? $10 a pop to see one now. How come no one ever complains about movie stars being overpaid?? Mel Gibson gets $40 million a film! What about music? Even our lads are guilty of being overpaid... it's not just sports, entertainers are equally overpaid. Lets not be so short sighted...

Good point zooropa.


As a fan myself... I would hate to see another strike. It took a LONG time for baseball to their fans back after the strike in 1994, I dont think anyone really cared until 1998 with the whole Sosa/McGwire race etc. It would be a shame, baseball would go down the tubes again.

As for A=Rod, by no means at all am I saying that his salary is justified. But I did read somewhere that he offered up somewhere between 30-40% of his salary if it would help to prevent the strike.

The date is set for August 31st... we'll have to see.
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*tries to remember the last time Bono or Mel Gibson striked*
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The I994 strike killed people's interest in MLB in Montréal (not in baseball, like some people like to say).That strike and its consequences is the reason why not much people show up at Expos games. Again, people here disaprove MLB and its mentality, not baseball. some people just can't figure that.

A 2002 strike, however long or not it can be, will probably do the same thing for small markets.

The Expos will get killed by MLB.. LET'S GO EXPOS
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Re: The ONE sport I actually LOVE.....

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THIS F$@*ING SUCKS.

I'm so pissed. I'm a huge baseball (Twins) fan. If they do this(and it looks like they're gonna) they can all just FOAD. Stoopid move on their part. I could sit here and type for an hour about how mad I am. But I guess I'll just leave them all with a big, fat MIDDLE FINGER if they go through with it. OFF you holes.

Yes, Even my precious DOUG MIENTKIEWICZ. He and I are through.

*slaps Doug and dumps mug of beer on his head*

*FUME

I sure hope i will be retracting these statements come Friday.
*retracts said statements.*

Esp the ones directed to Doug.
I'm sorry, baby. Sometimes i get mad and I yell.....(said in Ladies man voice)
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i received this email today. i figured this would be appropriate in here...those poor men

Help A Baseball Player In Need

Since September 11, 2001, Americans have come together as never before in
our generation. We have banded together to overcome tremendous adversity.

We have weathered direct attacks on our own soil, wars overseas, corporate
scandal, layoffs, unemployment, stock price plunges, droughts, fires, and a
myriad of economic and physical disasters both great and small. But now, we
must come together once again to overcome our greatest challenge yet.

Hundreds of Major League Baseball players in our very own nation are living
at, just below, or in most cases far above the seven-figure salary level.
And as if that weren't bad enough they could be deprived of their
life-giving pay for several months, possibly longer, as a result of the
upcoming strike situation. But you can help!

For only $20,835 a month, about $694.50 a day (that's less than the cost of
a large screen projection TV) you can help a MLB player remain economically
viable during his time of need. This contribution by no means solves the
problem as it barely covers the annual minimum salary, but it's a start, and
every little bit will help!

Although $700 may not seem like a lot of money to you, to a baseball player
it could mean the difference between spending the strike golfing in Florida
or on a Mediterranean cruise. For you, seven hundred dollars is nothing more
than a month's rent, half a mortgage payment, two unemployment checks, or a
month of medical insurance with COBRA, but to a baseball player, $700 will
partially replace his daily salary.

Your commitment of less than $700 a day will enable a player to buy that
home entertainment center, trade in the year-old Lexus for a new Ferrari, or
enjoy a weekend in Rio.

HOW WILL I KNOW I'M HELPING?

Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the player you
sponsor. Detailed information about his stocks, bonds, 401(k), real estate,
and other investment holdings will be mailed to your home. Plus, upon
signing up for this program, you will receive an unsigned photo of the
player lounging during the strike on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean (for
a signed photo, please include an additional $150). Put the photo on your
refrigerator to remind you of other peoples' suffering.

HOW WILL HE KNOW I'M HELPING?

Your MLB player will be told that he has a SPECIAL FRIEND who just wants to
help in a time of need. Although the player won't know your name, he will be
able to make collect calls to your home via a special operator in case
additional funds are needed for unforeseen expenses.

YES, I WANT TO HELP!

I would like to sponsor a striking MLB player. My preference is checked
below:
[ ] Infielder
[ ] Outfielder
[ ] Starting Pitcher
[ ] Ace Pitcher
[ ] Entire team (Please call our 900 number to ask for the cost of a
specific team - $10 per minute) [ ] Alex Rodriguez (Higher cost: $60,000 per
day)

Please charge the account listed below $694.50 per day for the player for
the duration of the strike. Please send me a picture of the player I have
sponsored, along with an Alex Rodriguez 2001 Income Statement and my very
own Donald Fehr MLB Players Union pin to wear proudly on my hat (include $80
for hat).

Your Name: _______________________

Telephone Number: ____________________

Account Number: _____________________

Exp.Date: _______

[ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Discover

Signature: _______________________

Alternate card (when the primary card exceeds its credit limit):

Account Number: _____________________Exp.Date:_______

[ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Discover

Signature: _______________________

Mail completed form to MLB Players Union or call 1-900-SCREW-THE-FANS now to
enroll by phone ($10 per minute).

Disclaimer: Sponsors are not permitted to contact the player they have
sponsored, either in person or by other means including, but not limited to,
telephone calls, letters, e-mail, or third parties. Contributions are not
tax-deductible.
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