Help the baseball players

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by MyHouse!, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. MyHouse!

    MyHouse! Member

    Mar 12, 2000
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In the past year Americans have come together as never before in our generation. We have
    banded together to overcome tremendous adversity. We have weathered direct attacks on our
    own soil, wars overseas, corporate scandal, layoffs,
    unemployment, stock price plunges, droughts, fires, and a myriad of economic and physical
    disasters both
    great and small. But now, we must come together once again to overcome our greatest
    challenge yet.

    Hundreds of Major League Baseball players in our very own nation are living at, just
    below, or in most cases far above the seven-figure salary level. And as if that weren't
    bad enough they could be deprived of their life giving pay for several
    months, possibly longer, as a result of the upcoming strike situation. But you can help!

    For only $20,835 a month, about $694.50 a day (that's less than the cost of a large
    screen projection TV) you can help a MLB player remain economically viable during his time
    of need. This contribution by no means solves the problem as it barely covers the annual
    minimum salary, but it's a start, and every little bit will help!

    Although $700 may not seem like a lot of money to you, to a baseball player it could mean
    the difference between spending the strike golfing in Florida or on a Mediterranean
    cruise. For you, seven hundred dollars is nothing more than a month's rent, half a
    mortgage payment, or a month of medical insurance, but to a baseball player, $700 will
    partially replace his daily salary. Your commitment of less than $700 a day will enable a
    player to buy that home entertainment center, trade in the year-old Lexus for a new
    Ferrari, or enjoy a weekend in Rio.


    Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the player you sponsor.
    Detailed information about his stocks, bonds, 401(k), real estate, and other investment
    holdings will be mailed to your home. Plus, upon signing up for this
    program, you will receive an unsigned photo of the player lounging during the strike on a
    beach somewhere
    in the Caribbean (for a signed photo, please include an additional $150). Put the photo
    on your refrigerator to remind you of other peoples' suffering.


    Your MLB player will be told that he has a SPECIAL FRIEND who just wants to help in a
    time of need. Although the player won't know your name, he will be able to make collect
    calls to your home via a special operator in case additional funds are needed for
    unforeseen expenses.


    I would like to sponsor a striking MLB player. My preference is checked below:

    [ ] Infielder
    [ ] Outfielder
    [ ] Starting Pitcher
    [ ] Ace Pitcher
    [ ] Entire team (Please call our 900 number to ask for the cost of a
    specific team - $10 per minute)
    [ ] Alex Rodriguez (Higher cost: $60,000 per day)

    Please charge the account listed below $694.50 per day for the player for the duration of
    the strike. Please send me a picture of the player I have sponsored, along with an Alex
    Rodriguez 2001 Income Statement and my very own Donald Fehr MLB Players Union pin to wear
    proudly on my hat (include $80 for hat).

    Your Name: _______________________
    Telephone Number: _______________________
    Account Number: _______________________ Exp.Date:_______
    [ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Discover
    Signature: _______________________

    Alternate card (when the primary card exceeds its credit limit):
    Account Number: _______________________ Exp.Date:_______
    [ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Discover
    Signature: _______________________

    Mail completed form to MLB Players Union or call 1-900-F%*&-THE-FANS now to enroll by
    phone ($10 per minute).
  2. Lucid

    Lucid Member

    May 17, 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    Sporting Kansas City
    Haha... I was actually coming to this forum to post an audio clip from a local sports radio station, and saw this thread. Turns out I bet someone at the radio station got this, and spiced it up a bit and gave it a starving kids in Africa feel and it is extremely funny.

    Go here

    On the right side towards the bottom where the sound clips are, check out... Baseball Player Public Service Announcement - 8/26/2002

  3. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They had this same thing when the NBA was on strike/lockout.

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