Pro sports - it’s NOT about “the fans”....

daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
Some pretty revealing quotes from MLB players regarding the restart. Not surprising, sadly...

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/mlb-bryce-harper-nolan-arenado-blake-snell-pay-stance

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,784
    Pro sports is a business, and like any business the objective is too make money for the owners. The owners will adjust the players and their salaries until the owners are making what they consider to be a reasonable profit.
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Pro sports is a business, and like any business the objective is too make money for the owners. The owners will adjust the players and their salaries until the owners are making what they consider to be a reasonable profit.

    Agreed - the owners are taking the hit when they start playing games to empty venues. No ticket sales, no concession sales, no merchandise sales (in the stadium). Added to that, the owners have to pay all the bills.
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,116
    Not to worry. They will bankrupt the sport.
    Problem solved.
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,976
    tonyb wrote: »
    Not going to get any sympathy from me when you get roughly 30 million a year to play a game. People work very hard at other professions, some with life and death consequences....and to hear these cry babies .....well, sorry kids that just don't fly with me.
    I gotta completely agree with this. People right now are trying to figure out how they can pay their bills. Other people are losing their business due to this madness.


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,274
    Pro sports in the 21st Century... not about fans?!?

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    Next you're gonna tell me that Pro Wrasslin' isn't real?
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,705
    They should start a backyard Youtube venue and F**k the owners. Sorry I'm not a fan of the wealthy...
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,903
    Baseball(and pro sports in general) is all about multi-millionaires fighting billionaires for more money. A minor leaguer still makes more money than most of us see in a year, and are more fun to watch IMHO.

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,266
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Pro sports in the 21st Century... not about fans?!?

    ahqnupe2a3ak.png

    Next you're gonna tell me that Pro Wrasslin' isn't real?

    Wait just a god darn minute! Are you telling me it's not real? Next you'll tell me Santa and the Easter bunny are not real either.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,274
    I dunno, but I sure am lookin' forward to Roller Derby startin' up agin'.

    :|

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,429
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I dunno, but I sure am lookin' forward to Roller Derby startin' up agin'.

    :|

    So am I, unless Skinny Minnie has retired. :o
  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 8,076
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I dunno, but I sure am lookin' forward to Roller Derby startin' up agin'.
    :|

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,301
    As long as I get to see Tom Brady play in Atlanta Dec . 20, Im good!
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,509
    If the fans want to pay them millions, I am good with that. I guess the entertainment is worth it to them. It ain't my money.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,509
    audioluvr wrote: »
    They should start a backyard Youtube venue and F**k the owners. Sorry I'm not a fan of the wealthy...

    Would you like em any better if they went broke?
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 8,076
    Stan Musial took a voluntary pay cut the last 4 years of his career because his batting average had dropped over those years.
    ....lowered his lifetime average to something around .323.

    One of the many reasons why he was called "Stan the Man" and not "Stan the Who' re".

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,274
    edited May 20
    Not to be confused with one-time Orioles relief pitcher Don Stanhouse -- who was known as "Stan the Man Unusual", as I recall. I believe he was also known as "Halfpack", because O's skipper Earl Weaver would smoke half a pack of cigarettes* any time Stanhouse was on the mound B)

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,509
    Let's not forget Boog Powell, now that's a nickname! I think it was short for Boogerthorp.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

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  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 8,076
    When Albert Pujols was with the Cards the local sportswriters initially gave him the nickname of "El Hombre".
    Pujols put a stop to that saying "There's only one The Man and his name is Stan".
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