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soxfan26
03-04-2004, 02:34 PM
"Baseball purists follow statistics more than any other sport," said Dean Bonham, chairman of The Bonham Group, a sports marketing firm. "The potential for an uprising over this in baseball is more likely than in football or basketball, sports where there aren't these maniacal fans that focus so much on records and history."

Pretty good article here...

link (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/sportsbusiness/news/story?id=1750707)

mantis1212
03-04-2004, 03:17 PM
One piece of this article tries to blame the teams for putting too much pressure on thew players by paying them a lot of money...

"Owners have clearly sent the message that they expect more of the players, doling out more cash than ever before. "

Gimme a break

soxfan26
03-04-2004, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by mantis1212
One piece of this article tries to blame the teams for putting too much pressure on thew players by paying them a lot of money...

"Owners have clearly sent the message that they expect more of the players, doling out more cash than ever before. "

Gimme a break

I thought it was pretty objective and was just pointing out that there probably is some additional pressure on players making the big dollars.

The guilty parties in this whole issue are joined at the hip, trying to separate them and make one more guilty than the other is like starting a chicken or the egg argument.

But I agree with you, if grown men ingest steroids then they deserve the blame. That's what Dr. Phil would tell them too.