Re: DH rule continues to prove its stupidity...
Originally Posted by M2
The owners put it on the table for leverage - like a lot of other things they were never all that serious about. Basically it's designed to make the MLBPA negotiate against phantoms in order to gain advantage in more critical areas. Like most other goofy ideas by MLB owners, it didn't work. The union was able to massage the system to create an even more robust free agent market.
The owners don't always realize what's in their best interest. They need to realize that they can work together with the players and everybody can make money. Unfortunately they're still trying to "beat" the union in negotiations. There's no attempt to seek win-win outcomes.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.