Sorry, kids: No baseball strike

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by tcmahoney, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    Players, owners settle it without a strike

    Guess we'll have to go about getting fans into the stadium the old-fashioned way: By convincing them that soccer is something fun to watch and worth their time, energy, passion and money as a fan.
  2. cpwilson80

    cpwilson80 Member+

    Mar 20, 2001
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just wished sports media hadn't wasted the past month reporting on a moot point
  3. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    but I hate baseball!!!

    baseball sux!!!

    all the idiot soccer fans of the USA
  4. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member+

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    See? Threaten them with replacing them with soccer games, and they get their house in order;)
  5. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    During the buildup to this Friday I thought I was more or less ambivalent about all this. I didn't think a strike would help soccer and I really don't care about baseball. I had not been following the progress of the talks closely and I didn't even know the issues involved.

    But when I heard this news this morning I suddenly realized just how much I loathe baseball and how gleefully I had been looking forward to a strike. I'm actually quite disappointed but I know that this disappointment has no real basis. It was the experience of shaudenfreude, I suppose, that I was looking forward to.
  6. I am Joe²

    I am Joe² New Member

    Jan 10, 2001
    Oh well, it still sucks. Screw em
  7. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unless, like me, you happen to be an Angels and Dodger fan...:D
  8. K.P.

    K.P. Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perhaps in 2006 baseball will strike while MLS expands...that would be ironic.
  9. BackOtheNet!

    BackOtheNet! New Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    So Cal
    besball ben betty betty bad to me!
  10. LoveFifa

    LoveFifa New Member

    Apr 23, 2001
    Detroit, Michigan
    ************ baseball!
  11. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    I completely felt the same way. I'm a little ashamed, actually.
  12. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Same here. I'm also surprised and embarrassed. Maybe we all need a little therapy... :rolleyes:

    Btw, MLB and the PA are about to start the press conference.
  13. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love how so many people spent so much time saying they didn't care, yet as soon as there was an agreement, they rushed to BS to talk about it, locking up the server for a few minutes.

    Tell me again how no one cares about baseball?

    I figured they wouldn't strike (or, if they did, it wouldn't last the weekend), but I didn't care much.

    Number of minor league baseball games I've been to this summer: 4
    Number of major league baseball games I've been to since 1994: 3
  14. Nate2L

    Nate2L New Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    I saw this coming. They were only using the "strike" to draw attention to baseball.
  15. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    even though there was no strike, alot of people are leaving the game. I, for one, got sick and tired of the high prices and lack of action years ago and only watch baseball if I'm with my friends or if I want an afternoon nap. Never again will I pay $35 to sit near Pesky's Poll in Fenway and pay $20 for refreshments, while I can go to Gilette Stadium, watch a Revs game and eat cheaper refreshments for about $40 (includes parking), and thats for 6th row tickets.
  16. Megatron

    Megatron New Member

    Jul 4, 2002
    F***ing Bastards!!Oh well doesn't really matter to me the season is already over in Chicago thanks to the Cubs and the White Sox.
  17. BigLarr

    BigLarr Member

    Jan 2, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dont worry guys, baseball will manage to shoot themselves in the foot again.
  18. Tea Men Tom

    Tea Men Tom Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    Too bad, just when it looked like they were going to be stupid enough to strike.
  19. USAsoccer

    USAsoccer Member

    Jul 15, 1999
    Tampa, Florida

    It would appear from all accounts that things are set for a disaster in 2006.

    The baseball players agreed not to challenge any contraction in the next agreement (2006).

    Furthermore, it would appear that baseball failed to address some of the systematic problems that are harming that game (e.g. competitive balance issues).

    In other words, the kicked the can down the road for four more years.

    Point in case. If things are bad today for baseball (attendence is down), don't expect that to get any better between now and 2006.
  20. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This post coming some 21 minutes after the press conference started.

    Damn. There goes the MLS Attendance Bump we were all counting on. :)
  21. USAsoccer

    USAsoccer Member

    Jul 15, 1999
    Tampa, Florida

    LOL funny :)

    Between us, though, I presume you understood my point (especially on the issue of contraction) and failing to address the systematic problems of expanding costs v. dimishing revenues (attendence, TV revenues, no more new stadiums, as a whole)
  22. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    There's gonna be a ton of money flowing out of New York and Dallas and into Kansas City and Miami.
  23. Johnny Wright

    Johnny Wright New Member

    Aug 19, 2001
    Dear Romey,

    Damn, back to being a victim again...I feel persecuted right about now.

  24. dawgpound2

    dawgpound2 Member

    Mar 3, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    This deal is a "September 11th, we'll miss huge playoff TV money, can't get the owners to agree anyway" 4-year long bandaid, and nothing more.
  25. I really could have cared less if there was a strike or not. MLS will have to find its own way anyway. However, it would have been poetic justice to all those baseball writers out there who bashed soccer constantly during the world cup.

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