Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Miami Herald: Butterworth vows to fight MLB

Although the Missus might get a little syrupy at times, Mr. Butterworth promises to get rough should MLB try to fold or relocate the teams in Florida.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 12, 2001 at 01:10 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Cris E Posted: June 12, 2001 at 03:17 PM (#69256)
Jayson Stark's Rumblings column this week discusses scheduling issues. One point he brings up is that the reason interleague play wasn't "fixed" until next year was the threat of realignment. He thinks that since the fixes were allowed to go in for 2002 it looks pretty certain that no realignment (contraction) will be taking place.

Between a union facing a large loss of jobs, governments facing loss of teams and a fan base that is still sceptical since the last labor war, it looks like contraction is not getting any smarter the more everyone looks at it. I don't understand how Bud can continue to play this like they mean to go through with it, but I'll be the first to admit I can't always understand what he's up to. (As an aside, can you imagine the owner in-fighting in the press if the $1m silence clause wasn't in place?)

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogComparing a Player Outside His Era | Articles | Bill James Online
(32 - 1:12pm, Jan 21)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(568 - 12:56pm, Jan 21)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

NewsblogOTP 15 January 2018:Mississippi's anti-gay marriage law is hurting two college baseball teams
(2004 - 12:55pm, Jan 21)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(2754 - 12:52pm, Jan 21)
Last: Paul d mobile

NewsblogNBC Sports Philadelphia: Morphine found in Roy Halladay's system before fatal plane crash
(32 - 12:45pm, Jan 21)
Last: Adam Starblind

NewsblogA Newly Discovered Wasp Is Named After the True Hit King Ichiro
(8 - 12:38pm, Jan 21)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(1569 - 12:37pm, Jan 21)
Last: TomH

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(1330 - 12:23pm, Jan 21)
Last: Tony S

NewsblogWhy is J.D. Martinez's big bat still available
(41 - 11:08am, Jan 21)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogMLB's plan on how they can make baseball games at least 10 minutes shorter
(29 - 10:09am, Jan 21)
Last: bunyon

Sox TherapyWhere Is The Offense...It's Right Over Here
(11 - 9:41pm, Jan 20)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogInside Baseball | Scott Boras Weighs In On Slow Market
(22 - 8:59pm, Jan 20)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogWhat Is Baseball’s Equivalent of the Vikings’ Miraculous Victory?
(90 - 7:17pm, Jan 20)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogBenFred: Everybody can find a story about Musial's magic | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
(3 - 7:15pm, Jan 20)
Last: RMc's Unenviable Situation

NewsblogThe Current MLB Free Agent Market - Perception vs Reality? | Jays From The Couch
(12 - 4:55pm, Jan 20)
Last: Bote Man

Page rendered in 0.1101 seconds
46 querie(s) executed