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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MLBPA boss Tony Clark admits issues with minor-league pay, but actions lacking - CBSSports.com

Actually only some of them will become members. For the most part, those who do stop caring about minor league wages. So, when you read someone railing about the owners on the issue, make sure to make the point about the MLB players walking lockstep with them on the issue.

As Clark himself said, “Invariably those are guys are going to become our members.” It’s time to treat them as such.

I spoke to Clark off the record following his talk in front of the BBWAA members at large. I’ll fulfill my promise to keep our chat off the record, but will say this: Behind the scenes, there have been discussions on how to solve the problem of sub-poverty wages for minor-leaguers. Absorbing the approximately 4,500 players who toil in the minors at any one time into the MLBPA isn’t on the table. But alternative methods to offer help have been put forth.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 12, 2017 at 09:29 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: cba, mlbpa, tony clark

Friday, March 03, 2017

In his twilight, Bud Selig won’t alter his version of history

.About 15 minutes before class, the professor sits down in an office a few doors from Room 550 at Arizona State University’s law school, where he will commence a two-hour lecture titled, “The Power of the Commissioner.”

The twin slivers of clear wire curl a hearing aid into each of his ears. They’re a reminder that despite his eagerness to address the volumes of questions from the class, Bud Selig—who sold Joe Torre his first car in the late 1950s, tried to lure the White Sox to Milwaukee in the 1960s and bought the Seattle Pilots and moved them to Milwaukee to become the Brewers—is 82 years old. He was born into the Great Depression, six months after Henry Aaron in 1934…......

He’s got a statue of himself in front of Milwaukee’s Miller Park, and this summer, he will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, the mention of which allows him to be magnanimous.

“A lot of people think it’s an unpopular opinion, but I think Marvin Miller belongs in the Hall of Fame too. There were so many battles ... but if you make a significant contribution, you belong, and no matter how you felt about him, you cannot say Marvin Miller did not make a contribution,” Selig says of the longtime union executive.

What is clear, however, on this day—and on so many of the days when our paths have crossed over the years—is that Selig seems to crave most what will always elude him: total victory. He wants it all, but for all the stadiums and revenues, labor peace, wild cards and interleague play, he cannot win on steroids, he never will, and he seems convinced that if he repeats his side just enough, one day history will tilt in his favor. It is a Sisyphean exercise.

 

 

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 03, 2017 at 10:22 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: bud selig

 

 

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