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15 hours ago, LuvThem Grizzlies said:

Well I can get 2 buck gasoline and that's not hardly 7 times as much as back then. 28M is 280 times what Drysdale and Koufax got. Do the math. And Conley is nowhere close to being the SUPERSTAR they were.

Those guys are terrible 3-point shooters and can't play D either.

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1 hour ago, LuvThem Grizzlies said:

How do you know they couldn't? Baseball was the biggest sport back then. Gene Conley won 3 NBA titles and a World Series.

Mike's uncle or something?

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2017 at 0:30 PM, LuvThem Grizzlies said:

 

When people can make that kind of money playing games, the world is way out of skew. I remember when Sandy Koufax and
Don Drysdale had to hold out together to get 100K. And they were 2 of the VERY BEST pictures in baseball.

Totally different thing. Back then there was no free agency. Pro athletes got paid what the owners wanted to pay them. End of story. There was no arbitration either. Many players back then had jobs in the off season or played on "barn storming" tours to get more cash. Holding out failed more often than not. Joe DiMaggio held out once and the Yankees didn't budge. He came back. They all did. They had no leverage.

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37 minutes ago, Father Pat said:

Totally different thing. Back then there was no free agency. Pro athletes got paid what the owners wanted to pay them. End of story. There was no arbitration either. Many players back then had jobs in the off season or played on "barn storming" tours to get more cash. Holding out failed more often than not. Joe DiMaggio held out once and the Yankees didn't budge. He came back. They all did. They had no leverage.

Truth.

 

I have such mixed feelings about free agency.  In the old days it was great for your team holding on to your star players, but at the cost of screwing over all the players in the game.  It worked out for the best though.

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4 hours ago, Father Pat said:

Totally different thing. Back then there was no free agency. Pro athletes got paid what the owners wanted to pay them. End of story. There was no arbitration either. Many players back then had jobs in the off season or played on "barn storming" tours to get more cash. Holding out failed more often than not. Joe DiMaggio held out once and the Yankees didn't budge. He came back. They all did. They had no leverage.

Drysdale and Koufax wasn't on any barn storming teams.

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