baseball strike

  1. i just finished watching the news and it really has me thinking....i can't believe that baseball players are threatening to strike AGAIN?! jeez, give me their salary for a year and i will be set for life!!

    i think it is so sad that society finds it okay to pay millions to movie stars and athletes. what about teachers and nurses? some will argue that the athletes have short lived careers...so, what about the nurse who contracts a deadly disease? am i the only one that feels this way? i can't wait to hear everyone's opinion...you guys are always so thought provoking......
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   shay
    I think it sucks and the players suck and the whole paying athletes bazillions sucks. We need to pay cops and teachers what they pay *******' athletes.

    My hubby and I will be boycotting pro baseball if they strike. Losers.
  4. by   ceecel.dee
    Players need more money for multi-million dollor yearly contracts and new stadiums at taxpayer expense? What exactly is their "talent" worth to the common citizen again? Oh yeah! Nada!
  5. by   l.rae
    l hope they do strike and never come back!!...LR
  6. by   NurseDennie
    I don't much care, either. No I care not at all.

    But I have to admit that it's a market-based thingie. There aren't many people who can/do play ball at the professional level and somebody is willing to pay that much money. So they do. The people flock to the stadiums/arenas and pay the huge ticket prices so the athletes can GET that much money. So they do.

    I would too!!

    Love

    Dennie
  7. by   BadBird
    I think it is ridiclious that they are considering another strike, they make millions too much anyway. I personally would not go to a game if the tickets were free, and don't get me started on my tax dollars going for fancy stadiums. What about that money going to the elderly or animal shelters, schools, or just lowering taxes?
  8. by   Mkue
    this is "another" pet peeve of mine, maybe i'm jealous, but i doubt it.. these baseball players do not earn this money if you ask me. of course when their bodies start aging they will get the usual problems which are covered by the franchise.

    don't get me wrong, i love baseball.. but i would much rather watch a "little league" game .. and i do like the indians, just disagree with the $$$ they get to run around bases.
  9. by   adrienurse
    Good Lord, it's not like they're actually benefiting humanity. They play games for a living. Apparently they have short memories. The last time they went on strike, popularity went downhill (and personally I stopped watching).
  10. by   live4today
    ShannonRN......I TOTALLY agree with everything you say about this because I have always wondered the very same thing! What about the bodily injuries nurses sustain on their jobs yet do NOT get paid for them......I know I'm one of them and I have never collected one red cent towards my injuries over the past five years I've been on this "UNPAID medical sabbatical"? What a bunch of crock! :angryfire

    Heck.....nursing IS a Sport.......we suffer more injuries on our job than anyone playing sports does.......don't we? :chuckle

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