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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Baseball union chief says tanking talk damaging sport - HoustonChronicle.com

This is from 2016.

To Clark, who visited Astros camp Friday on his annual tour around spring training, the sustained discussion around tanking is damaging to the sport - regardless of semantics.

“(Tanking is) a nice catchphrase that grabs the headlines, but the truth is as a union, as a part of the industry, we can appreciate as much as anything a club having flexibility to make what decisions it needs to make in order to be successful - we get that,” Clark said. “There are some sensitivities that exist obviously based on how certain clubs function and why and how they use certain revenue sharing dollars.

“All of those things are all wrapped into what we pay attention to as much as the other side (the league) pays attention. But it doesn’t help the industry to have dialogue where the heading, or the headline, says tanking. It doesn’t help the individual club, it doesn’t help the industry as a whole.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 20, 2019 at 06:02 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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