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Daver
08-17-2002, 02:38 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)

TornLabrum
08-17-2002, 02:55 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.

:tool

"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."