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Thursday, August 11, 2022

How Government Devastated Minor League Baseball

The whole thing is a mess.

There is something both unseemly and unsurprising about a modern politician using legislation as a tool to punish the political behavior of a corporate entity. Nevertheless, the generally more serious Sen. Mike Lee (R–Utah), another co-sponsor of the bill, was on firmer footing when he asserted at the same press conference that MLB “has used its judicially fabricated antitrust immunity to suppress wages and divide up markets for decades—conduct that is plainly illegal, and sometimes criminal, in any other industry.”

jimfurtado Posted: August 11, 2022 at 02:26 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor league baseball, stadium financing

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   1. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 12, 2022 at 06:10 AM (#6091388)
Nevertheless, the generally more serious Sen. Mike Lee...
Wait, this isn't the Onion? Huh.
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 12, 2022 at 07:48 AM (#6091390)
The first modern independent circuit in the minors, the Atlantic League, was founded in 1998

Er, the first modern indy leagues were the Frontier League (still extant) and the Northern League, which both started play in 1993.

Also, this article is from last October.
   3. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: August 12, 2022 at 09:54 PM (#6091431)
Thesis: the government ruined baseball through less regulation.
   4. AstrosOldTimer Posted: August 14, 2022 at 12:56 AM (#6091543)
Well, the thesis is that government ruined baseball by allowing MLB to act as a monopoly that would be illegal in any other industry. Breaking up monopolies is really one of the most important functions of government in ensuring that markets remain free.

Personally, I don't care who in congress decides to repeal the anti-trust exemption from MLB or why they choose to do it. If they do it, I will applaud. I don't care what letter is after their name on the ballot.

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