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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    There are huge differences. The biggest being players can't choose what boss to work for until the time after most players are out of baseball.

    There are other things, too.

    Yes, the owners make the lion share of the profits- that is not much different.
    Not really.

    MLB is a singular company, not 30 distinct ones. Plenty of people do not get to choose their division in their job, and certainly don’t get to choose who runs that division…

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Not really.

    MLB is a singular company, not 30 distinct ones. Plenty of people do not get to choose their division in their job, and certainly donít get to choose who runs that divisionÖ
    It's unique in many ways.

    At the risk of blowing up the posse, I disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    It's unique in many ways.

    At the risk of blowing up the posse, I disagree.

    There's always been plenty of infighting amongst the posse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    There's always been plenty of infighting amongst the posse.
    Not so much a " posse" . More like a little " Mean boys club."
    Old school is good school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgalehouse View Post
    Not so much a " posse" . More like a little " Mean boys club."
    That's a mean thing to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    That's a mean thing to say.
    I was trying to be nice.
    Old school is good school.

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    It's an amazing success-story of the capitalist system that the average victim of this system (i.e., the ordinary schmuck paying thousands a year in health insurance and trying to figure out a way to pay for education), still sides with the owners and CEOs, even mouthing all the attendant b.s. justification--they worked hard, they risk so much, they lose so much more money than we do--there's a nice scene in Bertolucci's 1900 that deals with this idiocy). And it doesn't seem to matter whether the workers are prof. athletes or some poor bastard flipping burgers.
    I owe Bellhorn04 $100 (virtual), which I will pay off with two tix to a Seadogs game in 2021.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgalehouse View Post
    I was trying to be nice.
    Very telling, indeed.

    Your whole idea that there is a mean posse is delusional.

    Sure, people get emotional and personal, at times, but that comes from both sides and all sides.

    IMO, most people are pretty respectful of each other's opinions, and if they think one is absurd, they may say things that offend. I don't think most is intentional on anyone's part, except a couple posters- none of which are part of this so-called posse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jad View Post
    It's an amazing success-story of the capitalist system that the average victim of this system (i.e., the ordinary schmuck paying thousands a year in health insurance and trying to figure out a way to pay for education), still sides with the owners and CEOs, even mouthing all the attendant b.s. justification--they worked hard, they risk so much, they lose so much more money than we do--there's a nice scene in Bertolucci's 1900 that deals with this idiocy). And it doesn't seem to matter whether the workers are prof. athletes or some poor bastard flipping burgers.
    Even the worst and lowest budget teams have seen their value multiple exponentially over a very short time.

    Even if we convince ourselves some teams are losing money, they amount these owners make when they sell their team is so astronomical, this whole talk of "risk" is comical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Very telling, indeed.

    Your whole idea that there is a mean posse is delusional.

    Sure, people get emotional and personal, at times, but that comes from both sides and all sides.

    IMO, most people are pretty respectful of each other's opinions, and if they think one is absurd, they may say things that offend. I don't think most is intentional on anyone's part, except a couple posters- none of which are part of this so-called posse.

    Not much of a posse. No authority, or jurisdiction at all, but wears the posse label with honor, and distinction. The funny part is they fancy themselves like the Cartwrights, but are more like Barney Fife with Gomer, and Goober as the deputies. They just think they are mean. I donít think they bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Red View Post
    Not much of a posse. No authority, or jurisdiction at all, but wears the posse label with honor, and distinction. The funny part is they fancy themselves like the Cartwrights, but are more like Barney Fife with Gomer, and Goober as the deputies. They just think they are mean. I don’t think they bite.
    And we'll call you Yosemite Sam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    And we'll call you Yosemite Sam.
    Oh, heavens to Mergatroid! More name calling by the men posse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    And we'll call you Yosemite Sam.
    How 'bout some Cypress Hill...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I826gxc8TvI


    Livin' on phat pockets on flat wit tha gat
    Rollin' around nine deuce Cadillac
    Still got my homies to watch my back
    And they'll smoke ya ass if ya wanna come chat
    That's why some pigs an tha kids come sweatin' they follow
    A hollow point shell's hard ta swallow
    Why wallow when ya come ta roll on I put tha clip an dust
    Bring ya ass on, kickin' dust on ya head as tha gat busts
    My grip surrounded I'm about ta get rushed I brushed wit death
    How many shells stuffed in my closet?
    When tha shit goes down ya better be ready (when tha shit goes down)
    When tha shit goes down ya better be ready (when tha shit goes down)
    When tha shit goes down ya better be ready (when tha shit goes down)
    When tha shit goes down ya better be ready (ya better be ready)
    I told tha boyz get tha sawed off glock and tha rest of tha gats
    As I strapped on tha bullet-proof vest
    Boom! I think I got one to tha chest
    Hot damn I didn't want to kill a man shit
    I still stand tall with tha hill clan y'all better stand back
    Niggas bout ta fall I'm comin' out blastin' like Yosemite Sam
    get tha cheese an tha bread for tha ham

    When tha shit goes down ya better be ready (when tha shit goes down)
    When tha shit goes down ya better be ready (when tha shit goes down)
    When tha shit goes down ya better be ready (when tha shit goes down)
    When tha shit goes down ya better be ready (ya better be ready)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgalehouse View Post
    I was trying to be nice.
    Try harder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Oh, heavens to Mergatroid! More name calling by the men posse!
    That's Snagglepuss you're quoting.

    Also, not so sure he was straight...

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