Owners in Phoenix

Today, Major League Baseball owners met in downtown Phoenix for their winter meetings. Foremost on the agenda was the discussion to restore competitive balance to Major League Baseball. Of course everything they would talk about must be agreed upon by the Players union so I am not sure what the big deal is. Peg leg Selig has come up with the idea that there should be a draft where the 8 worst teams would be able to draft a player from the best 8 teams. This would somehow allow the weaker teams to get talented players and make them more competitive. I am still unclear how this is going to make any difference. After all, everyone had the chance to draft these players in the first place. Now that they are established, I guess Bud believes they should get another chance to correct the scouting mistakes they made in the first place. I wonder how long it is going to take before the owners finally realize that some of these teams are just run by idiots and that by getting rid of some of the owners and replacing them with people that actually know baseball they will restore competitive balance. It will also take someone to explain to the owners (using small words) that they don’t have unlimited money and that there will be a point when the fans will no longer accept owners increasing ticket prices in order to pay for these outrageous player contracts. Funny, I didn’t realize the circus was back in town. Maybe I should go downtown and try to catch a glimpse at the clowns.

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