Once again, I have to listen to a bunch of greedy, whiny, self-aggrandizing assholes snivel about more pay. The news calls it a work stoppage. How can it be a work stoppage if the snivelers play? You don't work baseball, you play baseball. You assholes get paid giga-bucks to play a kids game, yet have the audacity to complain and threaten to go on strike? Fuck you, go ahead and strike. Who do you think you're hurting? You produce nothing that is essential to life or business. You are of no consequence to national prosperity or security. All you are doing is raising the cost of stadium attendance to the point that your fans won't be able to pay the admission or the refreshment prices. Consequently, you will just put yourselves and your agents and the owners out of business. You sure as hell won't affect me in any way!
I, personally, don't need you. I get more pleasure out of watching collegiate and amateur sports. These people are playing for the sake of the game. There is a lot less asinine behavior, less time wasted arguing and less egomania.
You aren't the only ones with whom I've become, shall we say, disenchanted. I'm also sick of professional boxing, basketball and football (the operative word here is professional). Most of you "professional athletes" have forgotten (if you ever were aware) that you are, like it or not, role models for the young kids who want to be like you. You run around looking for an excuse to pound somebody, you are constantly getting busted for drugs, lots of domestic violence beefs. Who the fuck do you think you are? You are not above the law! Your celebrity does not exempt you from conducting yourselves in an upstanding social manner. Quite the opposite, if you want to be a social hero and make the big money, then it is even more incumbent upon you to behave in such a manner as to be upheld as an example.
So go ahead, strike, see if we really care. When you can't make the mortgage payments or the payments on your cars, boats and vacation getaways, get a real job. Don't go on welfare though, because you have no excuse.
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Posted by: Grant
10:01pm on Wednesday, August 21st, 2002
Major League players start off at $200,000.00 per year. That's $200,000 per year to play a complete season of baseball. Many of them make several times that amount. What a bunch of big league assholes.
Posted by: Andy
10:02pm on Saturday, August 24th, 2002
I've been a Dodgers fan for long as I can remember but then Dodgerball didn't used to be like this. Think I'll stick to Little League. THAT'S baseball man, for no other reason but the game. Even college ball their shootin' for money, scholarships, endorsements and the big leagues. In Little League it's just pizza after the game or a snocone. The real deal.
Posted by: LOBO
10:04pm on Saturday, March 1st, 2003
Right on man, go Bucks, NASCAR the only sport where they only cry when the race is over!! 2, 12. R.W.T.W.
Posted by: Jay
10:04pm on Friday, July 18th, 2003
When you learn to hit a 90 mph fastball 400 feet away with a wooden stick PLUS have a stadium filled with more than 40,000 people screaming your name PLUS millions of TV viewers chanting for you, then you can complain that they are selfish. Where I work, i can not do anything as amazing as hit a fastball over the wall, and I will never have a crowd of people cheering me on, therefore, they deserve to strike, because how many of you "fans" never go to games unless you get free seats, then you leave during the 7th inning stretch, then you never support your team. Sports athletes have the right to demand more money.
Posted by: tramp66646
10:05pm on Sunday, October 24th, 2004
Yeah and these so called super hero's ought to remember just how quickly all that adulation can be swept away making them just plain old joe blow again, in no time flat! Fame in the big leaques can be fickle as hell, just ask somebody like Derick Sanderson of the old time Boston Bruins NHL hockey team. And once your labeled a bum a bum is all you'll ever be from that day forth!