Monday, May 18, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, May 18, 2020 -- "Sharing"

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"Now, set aside for the moment the baseball reasons it did, covered here and elsewhere. If you believe in 'sharing' as a concept and not as a convenient hammer to wield in a downturn, would you not have found a way to shower some of that cash on the players? MLB treated the BAMtech money as wholly its own, pocketing the profits unshared. That example, from just the last few years, puts the lie to any claims that today’s pain should be shared."