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pugsleyaddams wrote: Oops! Indeed an oversight on my part....thanks Brian. Unlike Crdswmn, I think I'm siding with the minor league teams. Besides a little cash to spend as they please, these players also get room and board. Probably major medical.... at least during the season. Free travel. Some, like the players on our Palm Beach squad, to exotic ports of call. Plus, if they get really really good at their trade, they get to spend the next 10-15 years playing a kids game, all the while becoming filthy rich. Sprinkle in the fact that these individuals made this choice all by themselves with nobody holding a gun to their heads and this becomes a no-brainer....throw out this ridiculously frivolous lawsuit!
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blingboy wrote: Do they get a cut if their team makes post-season?
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Domeboys wrote: My estimate would be different. Players work seven days per week for at least eight hours per day. That doesn't include bus and hotel time away from "home" all of which is of course being away from "real" home. Let's say the schedule gives them one day off per month.8 hours times 30 days per month = 240 hours. From MiLB.com's FAQs: Q. What do Minor League players earn? A. Minor League Baseball player contracts are handled by the Major League Baseball office. Here are the salary ranges: First contract season: $1,100/month maximum. After that, open to negotiation.Alien Salary Rates: Different for aliens on visas as mandated by INS (the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service). Meal Money: $25 per day at all levels, while on the road.$1,100 maximum divided by 240 = $4.58 per hour maximum.Then you have living expenses. They have to find a place to live, get transportation and eat on that, plus pay clubhouse dues. Plenty of stories of guys six deep in an apartment, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and sleeping on air mattresses. In other cases, host families open up their homes and a spare bedroom so the players have a place to eat and sleep.It is NOT a lucrative job.
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I don't see much chance for the minor leaguers to change things.
While MLB is a business, it's in the entertainment business. That market is one in which you've got to pay your dues, and a person does so knowing that maybe they can hit the big time someday.
Minor leaguers are similar to garage bands in the music industry. They practice hard, play small clubs or shows for almost nothing, in the hopes that they'll get noticed and get a recording contract.
It's the nature of the beast. Sorry boys, the world is tough sometimes, and life is unfair.
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