Author Topic: Home Team discount?  (Read 2417 times)

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Offline dracnal

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Re: Home Team discount?
« Reply #50: December 21, 2017, 09:40:06 AM »
To be fair, I don’t think BlueStreak or any of us has had to have proactive IV bags of fluids in anticipation of doing our job standing in the sun for 4 hours on a 97* day in August in full catchers gear,  ended up with spinal fusions in our necks, had a wrist or jaw broken by a fastball, or had whatever the fresh hell happened to Aaron Barrett’s throwing arm during rehab. Yes there’s an element of ego but there’s also a real risk of significant injury, and that warrants a higher pay scale than those of us who sit at a desk and poke around on a keyboard all day.

MLBPA is also a factor.  The union will squawk a fair bit if you are perceived to be devaluing talent or bringing down the average price for things overall.