Monday, December 9, 2019

Newsletter Excerpt, December 9, 2019 -- "Marvin Miller"

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"That’s the point, though, isn’t it? Miller is safe now. He’s dead. He can’t step to the microphone on a hot summer Sunday and excoriate the league, the whining owners, even the MLBPA and its craven leadership. He can’t use this moment to educate the players as to their importance to the game, their rights to the spoils. Baseball can honor a whitewashed memory of Marvin Miller without ever engaging with the ideas he fought for."