View Full Version : Good article on contraction
02-15-2002, 03:38 PM
By Les Munson of SI.
02-15-2002, 03:58 PM
This part of the article was very amusing.
If the Hall of Fame ever builds a wing in Cooperstown devoted to management blunders (it would no doubt be huge), one of the first exhibits shown should be "Contraction Fiasco 2002." It would start with a diorama of Twins president Jerry Bell signing the papers that renewed the team's Metrodome lease for 2002. The key provisions -- no rent, benefit of the bargain, specific performance -- would be displayed as blown-up posters. The display would also include videos of Selig's contraction announcement and of the commissioner's explanation that contraction failed because of "events outside of our direct control
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