View Full Version : A good interview

08-17-2002, 01:38 PM
From the USA Today with former MLBPA chief Marvin Miller. (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2002-08-15-marvin-miller-qa_x.htm)

08-17-2002, 01:55 PM
Interesting interview. This really stuck out for me:

"Selig was instrumental in getting rid of (former commissioner) Fay Vincent on the grounds that a commissioner gets in the way of labor negotiations. The owners went without a commissioner for so long because they said there was no basic agreement, and that was the worst thing for a commissioner to get caught up in. But now you have Selig setting the agenda for revenue sharing being the main issue. Everybody's forgotten this. And he's the owner of a small-market team, to boot. It's such a conflict of interest you don't have to enlarge on that. His view on how the money should be shifted to the small-market teams has become the dominant view because he's the commissioner, and it could lead to a work stoppage. He is the outstanding example of a one-man conflict of interest."

Of course I've said that all along.


"The players need to give back soemthing because they're driving up salaries...because...uh... they keep sticking guns in the heads of the owners to pay them...Yeah, that's the ticket."