Help our baseball players!!!

  1. A Plea for Help!

    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.
    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.

    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.
    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-F_CK-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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  3. by   LasVegasRN
    I'd be willing to contribute a penny. Oh, wait, that means I'd have to spend 37 cents for postage. Never mind.
    Oh puhleeze! Give me a freakin break!

  5. by   kaycee

    Loved it, copied it, Thanks!
  6. by   kmchugh
    OK, I'm e mailing this to a couple of friends. I am SO sick of baseball players and their whining about how tough they have it. The entire professional sport can go away, as far as I am concerned.

    Kevin McHugh
  7. by   misti_z

    Make 'em get a real job.
  8. by   BadBird
    They disgust me with their greed, I don't care if they play or not I haven't watched baseball in my 43 years and don't plan on it now.
  9. by   night owl
    Don't get me started!!! These people make me sick with their whiney a$$ greedy attitudes. We have people who have lost their jobs due to down sizing and are having a rough time with finances, the below poverty and the poverty, the elderly who have to makes choices between paying bills or buying food and end up going hungry, and these greedy,
    selfish (excuse me) b@$tards want more money besides the millions they're already receiving??? They need to stop this nonsense and move on. I'd be embarrassed to even a want more money and even more embarrassed to go on strike for it. It's a freakin game they're playing and that's not even a real job. They just happen to be very good at it, but there isn't anyone out there worth millions of dollars for hitting or throwing a ball. They ought to be very ashamed of themselves and stop being so dang greedy. H*ll, who can afford to even go to a game anymore??? It's so darn ridiculously expensive!
    Oh Humor.... And all this time I was just about to bust out a kleenex and go to ballin.... Please give me a break, how about we just boycot thier overpaid,whinning behinds and let someone that really deserves a break get one.
  11. by   Hardknox
    Although I love my Red Sox and NOMAHHHH Garciaparra I can't get over these guys wanting to strike. My husband and I watched "The Rookie" with Dennis Quaid tonight. Good video--a true story about Jim Miller who gets his chance at the Big Leagues late in life. The best line in the movie is when he comes to the park and says to another player. "Guess what happens today? We get to play baseball!!!" Imagine coming to "work" and you getting to "PLAY" the game you love. My heart bleeds for them.

    I did think it was a funny letter though!!!
  12. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by misti_z

    Make 'em get a real job.
    I agree !!

    Baseball is a Sport, a Game, I would hardly call it a job, they are getting paid to play a game.. UGH !!
  13. by   Beach_RN
    PLZZZZZZZZZZZZ...... The whole thing is utterly ridiculous...... The are so greedy! Give me a break! I hope they go on strike and get NOTHING! and when the strike is finally over that all the fans...... boycott the stadiums..... for doing this to them again!
    Originally posted by misti_z

    Make 'em get a real job.
    I say we have "Team a Player with a Nurse Day." Make them do a shift with us. See how quick they run back to their 7 freakin figures and seasonal work.