Thursday, July 14, 2011

Selig collusion ally Bill Giles says MLB should 'study' the problem of Jeter not being at All Star game

7/14/11, ""I think it's too bad that Jeter in particular is not here, because of what he accomplished over the weekend," Philadelphia Phillies chairman Bill Giles, the honorary NL president, said at a Monday news conference, "and I think it is a bit of a problem and 7/14/11, "Jeter surprised All-Star no-show caused commotion," AP, Katv "Identified in (Arbitrator) Nicolau`s opinion as co-conspirators is a Who`s Who of baseball`s highest executives: Commissioner Peter Ueberroth; American League President Bobby Brown; Barry Rona, president of the owners` Player Relations Committee; owners Jerry Reinsdorf of the White Sox; Bud Selig, Milwaukee; Carl Pohlad, Minnesota; Bill Giles, Philadelphia; Ted Turner and Bill Bartholomay, Atlanta; John McMullen, Houston; and Haywood Sullivan, Boston.
  • Also named were General Managers Dallas Green (when he was with the Cubs); Stan Kasten, Atlanta; Andy MacPhail, Minnesota; Mike Port, California; Tom Grieve, Texas; Woody Woodward, Yankees; Pat Gillick, Toronto; and Bill Lajoie, Detroit.

That`s obviously an impressive list that includes many of baseball`s movers and shakers. There is no question, no shadow of lingering doubt, that the owners and their representatives have, or had been, acting in concert in refusing to sign free agents. But the dispute will remain unresolved until monetary damages are assessed.

May 25, 2004, "End of the Owners' Error: The Collusion Checks Are In," NY Times, Murray Chass
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People can defame and smear Yankee players all they want. Why not? The Yankee front office loves to bash certain Yankee players, so is probably thrilled to get help. The negativity impacts the entire team and likely causes some would-be fans to think twice about buying tickets. ed.


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