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Snell now poster child for spoiled MLB players

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By TIM DAHLBERG

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It is a different world now. I remember in the late 60's and early 70's I liked the Oakland A's. Their 3rd baseman was named Sal Bando (several times an all star and always did in the post season). He used to get his hair cut where I did (just a normal barber). I got the courage to talk to him (at that age it was kind of a big deal). He found out I was a fan of the A's and he always made time to talk to me. The players at that time were well paid but in a "middle class" way and were much more integrated into the community. These days they most likely live in a gated community with minimal contact with the fans.

I miss those days sometimes.

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Hey, this is what ya' get America! He is the product of a greedy society!

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He made $573,000 last season, not a lot by MLB standards, but a huge salary nonetheless. His salary this season has gone up to $7.6 million, and is going up to $11 million next year and $16 million in 2023. So I don’t think a pay cut this season will hurt him much

Meanwhile, essential workers are risking their lives for a small fraction of what Blake Snell makes.

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Product of a greedy world.  Hey, this is what ya' get world......Agree 100%

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Think of the nurses or health care workers who will not make in their entire lifetime what Snell makes in one year. Actually it would take a team of nurses to work a lifetime for his annual salary.

He is being paid unbelievable wages to play a game. Nurses are risking their lives every day!

The game is great but it is some of the people that are ruining it (as stated - in not the exact words - in the movie "For Love of the Game")

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It is a different world now. I remember in the late 60's and early 70's I liked the Oakland A's.

Yes, back then, George Steinbrenner bought the NY Yankees for $8.7 million

The winningest and most valuable sports team in the world

He made $573,000 last season, not a lot by MLB standards, but a huge salary nonetheless. His salary this season has gone up to $7.6 million, and is going up to $11 million next year and $16 million in 2023. So I don’t think a pay cut this season will hurt him much

He's definitely gonna be paid a lot. But for a Cy Young winner, that's actually on the lower end. But he's tone deaf - thing's don't happen in a vacuum. Just because he's not being paid as well for a pitcher of his caliber, he's still being paid a lot at a time when a lot of other people are out of work, including ticket-buying fans. And everybody is risking their health by working, not just him

Learn when to keep "inside voice" inside

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I remember when Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax had to go on strike in order to get paid $100,000 each for one season. They deserved it, IMO, but salaries today are getting out of hand. The game does not hold the appeal for me that it once did. Some of these players should be paying me to come out and watch them.

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Some of these players should be paying me to come out and watch them.

There are times I wish there would be a clause in their contracts that takes money away for poor performances!

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Not willing to risk his life with a pay cut. But willing to do so without a pay cut? I have to think that there is more elevated risk for him going to the grocery store than it is to be in a practically empty ball stadium.

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They have to realize that there are inside voices that don't need to be verbalized

Their MLB union reps must be ripping their hairs out for that PR disaster

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