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A Little Wednesday Afternoon Drama

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A Little Wednesday Afternoon Drama
The following link is a brief summary of the news coming out of spring training regarding the drama that unfolded Wednesday afternoon in Florida.

Being privy to actually watching the events unfold live on television I found it very uplifting to see Jason Varitek, Team Captain, explaining the rational behind this protest and the players' support for the team coaches, trainers, equipment managers, and all of the behind the scenes personnel who seemingly, because of a "misunderstanding," were not going to be compensated as was agreed upon. It was just unfortunate that this situation had to get to this stage to see a fair solution of the issue at hand. The powers that be in MLB should be totally embarrassed by this turn of events.
Re: A Little Wednesday Afternoon Drama
[ Author: BigManZam | Posted: Mar 21, 2008 3:16 AM | CLM Fan ]

With that many people making 40,000 to 50,000 dollars each, where is the profit in this endeavor? I just don't get it. Japan doesn't care about the Red Sox or A's. They just want to see Matsuzaka. I wonder if MLB will ever figure that out.

There's going to be a point when going to the Majors will be old hat for Japanese players and the novelty will wear thin. The American style of baseball just doesn't appeal to Japanese people on a mass level.

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