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seaman
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seaman
(54186)
Comment rating: -53

Hard slotting drives american players out of baseball making way for more foreign players. NOTHING BUT STUPID GREED. I go to baseball games to see AMERICAN players play. IF YOU DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS-- HOW ABOUT FIRING YOU AND LET THEM HIRE A FOREIGNER TO TAKE YOUR JOB!! I LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHERE THERE IS 12% TO 14% UNEMPLOYMENT-- PEOPLE LOSING THEIR HOMES. AND THEY ARE STILL SHIPPING JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY!! THEY RECENTLY CLOSED A PHONE ANSWERING SERVICE AND SHIPPED IT TO THE PHILIPPINES-- BECAUSE IT WAS CHEAPER !! AND WE SHOULD SUPPORT THIS SPORT??? JOHN BROWN

 
seaman
(54186)
Comment rating: -3

I see selig is getting his way and none of the baseball fans seem to know or care. He has the owners refusing to pay the bonuses to the american baseball draftees -- so they are filling their rosters with foreign players with the excuse that the americans don't want to sign. They just signed a cuban player for $ 30 million which proves it's not the money they are trying to break the players spirit so they will take anything the greedy owners offer them. Contrary to what the owners think these young men are NOT their slaves, When they sign out of high school they are losing a couple of hundred thousand dollars of life time earnings. - And only 1 or two out of a hundred will make the big money at the major league level. THINK OF IT THIS WAY -- HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF YOUR BOSS TOLD YOU --TAKE A 50% PAY CUT OR HE WILL REPLACE YOU WITH A FOREIGNER. THINK ABOUT IT!! JOHN BROWN

Jun 23, 2010 11:12 PM on Shuffling Seniors
 
seaman
(54186)
Comment rating: -4

THIS IS NOT IMMIGRATION!!! THIS IS INVASION!!! IMMIGRANTS FOLLOW OUR RULES OF IMMIGRATION!!! THEY HAVE INVADING THIS COUNTRY FOR OVER 50 YEARS--IT IS ABOUT TIME IT STOPS !!! THESE ILLEGALS SAY THEIR RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED--LIKE HELL!! THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS --THEY ARE CRIMINALS AND INVADERS!! ANYONE THAT GIVES AID AND COMFORT TO AN ENEMY IS A TRAITOR. JOHN BROWN

May 05, 2010 11:04 AM on April 26-May 2
 
seaman
(54186)
Comment rating: -5

ALEX: THIS IS NOT IMMIGRATION !!! IT IS INVASION!! THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CROSSING OUR BORDER IN DROVES FOR 50 YEARS!! THEY NOW THINK THEY OWN THIS COUNTRY LIKE HELL!! MILLIONS OF OUR CITIZENS HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN DEFENCE OF OUR FREEDOMS AND IF NECESSARY MORE WILL!! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY NOT THEIRS!! CUBANS COME UP TO US AND SNARL " YOU ARE THE FOREIGNER -WE BELONG HERE--FLORIDA BELONGS TO CUBA !!" i WAS ON AN AMERICAN SHIP WITH A HISPANIC CREW THEY HATED OUR GUTS AND MADE NO BONES ABOUT IT!! IN THOSE DAYS IT WAS LIKE THE DEPRESSION-- IT TOOK MONTHS ON THE BEACH TO GET A SHIP- WE HAD TO TAKE ANY JOB THAT CAME IN ON GO HUNGRY. THERE WERE TWO OF US GRINGOS ON THIS SHIP --they KILLED MY SHIP MATE BECAUSE THEY HATED US- THEY LET HIM LAY DYING FOR 5 DAYS --WITH HIS THROAT AND LUNGS BEING EATEN OUT BY CARBON TETRACLORIDE-- AND EVERY DAY THEY COULD HAVE GOTTEN HIM MEDICAL HELP -- THEY DIDN'T BECAUSE THEY HATED US --WHEN WE GOT BACK TO THE U.S. THE COAST GUARD WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING!!! IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT TO HAPPEN TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY??? I DON'T KNOW WHICH IS WORSE- THE CORRUPTION IN THIS COUNTRY OR PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT IS WILLING TO LET THESE CRIMINALS TAKE OVER!! MAYBE IF THE MURDERS AND THE DRUG DEALERS TAKE OVER YOU WOULD LIKE THAT BETTER!!! JOHN BROWN-- I DARE YOU TO REPLY!!!

May 05, 2010 10:47 AM on April 26-May 2
 
seaman
(54186)
Comment rating: -2

As an astro fan I have never been able to understand Why DRAYTON won't spend the money to sign the BEST prospects available. I think that I havefigured it out--! It has to do with taxes -- By driving down the value of the franchise to maximise the loss on players, so that when he sells he recieves the most tax benifit. Of course he is at the same time losing on the selling price. LIKE I SAID I DON'T PRETEND TO BE A TAX CONSULTANT !! IF he would have spent a couple of $ million on the 2007 draft And a $ million or so this year [ He only spent $ 3 . 5 million this year] knowing his minor league system was a disaster. EVEN THE PIRATES spent $ 9.8 million And one or two other teams also. The toronto blue jays Built up their scouting staff in preparation for building thru the draft . I honestly believe this is all planed. After talking with his buddy selig who drove the brewers into the ground, he continued to do nothing to upgrade the minor league system. He has a chance to rebuild the minors IF he will spend some money this year. He could get at least 5 GOOD prospects THIS DRAFT!! I bet he does NOT spend the money. JOHN BROWN

Apr 15, 2010 2:28 PM on Disastropiece Theatre
 
seaman
(54186)
Comment rating: -14

Suggestion-- 1. rEQUIRE ALL mlb CLUBS TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL MANAGERS $ 10 MILLION DOLLARS TO SPEND if THEY FEEL IT IS NECESSARY TO SIGN THE BEST DRAFT PICKS AVAILABLE. tHE OWNERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP THE GMS FROM SPENDING IT OR INTERFERE WITH THEM SPENDING IT --IF THEY DON'T LIKE THE GMS CHOICES THEY CAN FIRE THE GMS AFTER THE DRAFT. THAT WILL LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD TO THE BENEFIT OF THE FANS.-- SO THE GREEDY OWNERS THAT PUT PROFIT ABOVE THE GOOD OF THE TEAM AND THE FANS THAT SUPPORT THE TEAM WILL BE FORCED TO GIVE THE FANS A FAIR SHAKE. --- AS IT IS THE OWNERS ARE CHEATING THE FANS WHO SUPPORT THESE TEAMS. 2. THAT WAY THEY CAN GET RID OF THESE SLOT BONUSES THAT DO NOTHING BUT DRIVE THE DRAFTEES AWAY FROM BASEBALL. tHE GMS ARE HIRED BECAUSE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BASEBALL AND HOW TO JUDGE TALENT THAN THE OWNERS AND THE FANS. -- SO LET THEM DO THE JUDGING !! JOHN BROWN

Feb 08, 2010 2:36 PM on How Are They Doing?