"Do you care about the professional baseball players' strike?"

  1. I like baseball...a lot. But they've priced the fans out of the park. I refuse to buy a ticket and refused tickets offerred by a friend. A "big company" had bot thousands of dollars worth of season tickets. A P.R. tax write - off....guess who pays ? ????? I refused those tickets also.

    I read the next generation will never support baseball, that this is the end of baseball as it has been known.

    The next generation will support soccer and golf and will not endorse the players big salaries....empty stadiums the article predicted.
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    i like baseball but i think those guys make sooooo much money $$ i just heard today that they may have reached an agreement on the strike??? so not sure if it's true.
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    I am so lucky my man watches NO SPORTS. I came from a family of sports fanatics who are devastated at the thought of a strike. I personally couldn't care less, and agree that "America's pastime" has seen its better days.
  5. by   Hardknox
    Well, the last 2 times they struck the stock market went up and so I was kinda hoping they would strike. IMHO these men have been given the gift of athletic ability and should thank God for that gift and the fact that they get to play a GAME and get paid outrageous sums of $. Does their work entail saving lives or educating future citizens? Someone said they have a short time when they can play so they should make as much as they can. My feeling is they can get a REAL job when they are finished their baseball careers. I have no sympathy.

    The janitors in Boston, however, have my whole sympathy. No health benefits because they do not qualify since they will not hire them full time. Yet many put in more than 40 hrs./week. I am glad to hear that the teamsters are going to refuse to cross the janitors picket line if they strike. That means no garbage/trash pickups, no UPS delivery etc. Boston will be in a fine mess.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    they need to go to h*ll. thats how i feel about them. when will they EVER feel they make enuf already; and when will the fans learn not to support their habit of greed????!!!! ARGH!!!!
  7. by   Rustyhammer
    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
    heir 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).
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ROFL RUSTY how long did it take you to come up w/that??? OMG you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (smiling thru my sore jawed mouth)
  9. by   rnoflabor2000
    I only care about this strike because the people that hire these baseball players are a big business industry and they are profitting from these players that have a God given talent. Sad but true. We, as spectators, need to strike and not pay that much money for merchandise or tickets, etc...It is only the fault of the people who will pay that much.
    But, we; as caregivers, are more common. We don't do it for glory and it is not a spectator sport, or we'd be making millions a year. But just like our employers, they want to pay us as little as they can get away with, so that their pockets are as fat as possible.
    So, in essence, I care. I don't watch sports and I do not buy the products. So I have been "striking" for many years.
    I find it hard to understand why one person would need so much money. I guess I would have to have that much money to understand. I am glad I don't.
    I am a nurse. Just know that many of these sports players would faint if they saw what we see every day. Our worth cannot be measured by a monetary number. Inside, we know that we are all priceless.
  10. by   adrienurse
    I used to be quite the fan. Truthfully, I quit watching baseball on TV after the last strike. Just find the whole thing revolting and horribly inappropriate.
  11. by   delirium
    Do I care?

    Uh, no.
  12. by   adrienurse
    i have several god-given talents. aint nobody throwing money at me
  13. by   ptnurse
    Not really interested in watching the millionaire players and the billionaire owners duke it out. Just can't relate to their "not enough money to go around" whining. But I like Rusty's view on the situation. The man has a way with words.
  14. by   Hardknox

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