Re: Donald Fehr needs to step up and save his union
Listen, I have been a strong supporter of the players union my entire life. It came into being, like most unions, out of a tremendous need. If not for the union, the players would be making a fraction of what they make today, and I'm perfectly fine with that.
This comes down to a single solitary miscalculation, which has already had epic consequences. They underestimated the importance and more to the point, the potential danger to their membership of the steroid problem. This is bigger than simple labor issues. This is about the brand, the image of MLB and the players who make up the game. If the product is perceived by the public to be corrupt, the consequences are incalculable.
This is infinitely more important to the financial position of the membership than the obtuse blatherings we've heard from the union bosses.
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