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Postby nkeitt » Wed May 22, 2002 6:18 pm

Isn't this one of the greatest oxymoron's around when applied to baseball? Especially after all the times you hear how grateful players are to be paid so well to "play a game" - the 'I have my life priorities in proper order' soundbyte.

This leads me to a couple of questions:

1. Who do you think are the hardest working people in the baseball industry? Is it the talent scout, traveling all over the place (and having to look further and further afield to snag the next Dominican phenom or Ichiro Jr.) with little to no credit? Is it the GM, wheeling, dealing and facing the pressure of having to effectively handle millions of someone else's dollars - and facing growing media coverage of their activities (it wasn't so long ago very few people outside of avid baseball fans knew who the GM of their local team was, much less what he did). Is it minor league players? Is it fans?

2. Arlo gave me this idea in one of the recent threads, what is the best euphemism you can think of for a baseball strike/lockout?

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