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  •  And there's also the matter of one thing he said. (14+ / 0-)

    That 'well I can't be racist, I give my players food and shelter' thing.

    If the owner of a major league team in ANY sport uses circa 1850s plantation owner slavery justification language when referring to players on the team thusly owned, the players on that team ought to be free agents until at the very least the time that individual no longer owns the team.

    He owns the team. He does NOT own the men on that team, nor their labor, and paying them the amount specified in their contracts with the team is NOT giving them favors - it is the legal MINIMUM required of a team owner.

    He needs to be taught that lesson, BADLY.

    •  Clarence Francis said it best (1+ / 0-)
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      But you can not buy enthusiasm... you can not buy loyalty.
      You can not buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.

      -Clarence Francis

      UID: 45837 "People who see a contradiction between science and the bible don't really understand either." PvtJarHead

      by Tinfoil Hat on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 02:22:29 PM PDT

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