View Full Version : Good article on contraction

02-15-2002, 02:38 PM
By Les Munson of SI.


02-15-2002, 02:58 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