Re: Marvin Miller, A MLB fan's Worst Enemy
posted at 11/29/2012 10:04 PM EST
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
MLB is not a free market, at all. It's a closed shop. Anyone calling it a free market doesn't know what a free market is.
That fans are too stupid to organize and cut the labor costs and the cost of the entertainment is simply the same ignorance of a national electorate that keeps voting for something for nothing.
That GM's are too stupid to understand value and fit is simply manifest in depseration moves like BJ Upton. That fans allow this and lousy player and team performance is a failure to understnad where the true power resides.
It it scritical to call your team's GM incompetent, as well as run your team's big bust labor out of town by "hating" on them in such a way that the Left wants your speech rights censored.
Red Sox fans have foolishly paid for loser baseball and nearly a billion dollars in Big Labor costs. The absurdity is that the owner isn't spending enough. The reality is that the fans aren't holding Big Labor accountable, merely cheerleading about the next pipe dream seaosn with the same player leadership.
Part of what fans should demand is a winning product. MLB is not little league. Big Labor is paid to deliver a winning product, and to the extent it's about some circus sideshow on a losing baseball team, see Tim Wastefield et al victory lap tour 2011.
Frankly, I find the average Red Sox fan to be a pathetic tool. Cheerleaders like some college team who doesn't give out jock "shcolarships".
Stand up, protest by heckling the team bums, and organize a boycott of certain games and march with pickets that say such phrases as "a billion dollars of our money isn't for loser baseball!!!"
It is a free market and just like any company (Target, Sony, Apple, etc...) anyone and every one does not need to purchase the product.
Just because a person is "cheer leading" as you say does not make them pathetic. See many fans of baseball actually realize that the game itself is fickle. They know that just because you spend a lot does not mean you will win a lot. They also know That players have bad years and not every year is a 40 hr or 18 game win year.
As for your comment about the same team leadership. I find people that praised the leadership the first 8 years are now saying they are not as good or do not care really funny. Like business men in any bussiness want their product to be the best for their buyers is ludicrous. As if John Henry or bill Gates or Steve Jobs ever wanted to sell an inferior product is pure idiocy. The reason why a sports team can actually give out a bad product is not for want but because it deals with human beings versus a product that comes our toff a lab. Humans are inconsistent in both the FO and on the field but they still try their best believe it or not.
they spent a billion dollars of their money and it only includes yours if you purchased anything from what you say is "loser baseball" that is your fault not anyone else's.