Originally Posted by Rock of Truth
To me, it's not the travel time, but the end Destination. LA, NY, Miami ... all big cities that the players like to get out in. Best example is Miami, too much time was spent "chasing Debbi's" as DatDude likes to call them. The Reds did not play well there, and the Marlins were a bad team. The trips to Milwaukee are fine. Early to bed those nights, unless they are looking for a slumpbuster.
Good point on the destination, makes sense on one hand.
The flip side is that the minimum wage earners make 10X + on the national average for working America. They should be able to differentiate between work and play (I know some do & most don't) and go to MIA in the off season. It is easy to say and very hard to do but still the players should behave accordingly.
$200/hr X 40 hrs/week X 50 weeks/year = $400,000.00/yr. How many of us get paid $200.00/hr??? How can I get in that club???