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Baseball, Money & Contracts

When you need salary info on a given player this is a great site for that info...

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/

Today it is also a great insight with these player quotes:

"Gentlemen, we have the only legal monopoly in the country, and we're f------ it up."
- Ted Turner

"You go through The Sporting News for the last 100 years, and you will find two things are always true. You never have enough pitching, and nobody ever made money."
- Donald Fehr, MLBPA

"For a hundred years the owners screwed the players. For 25 years the players have screwed the owners - they've got 75 years to go."
- Jim Bouton

"Don't think. It can only hurt the ballclub."
- Crash Davis

"I'm so poor I can't even pay attention."
- Ron Kittle, 1987

"We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules."
- Buzzie Bavasi

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
- Yogi Berra

"Money and women. They're two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else. Same with money."
- Satchel Paige

"There ain?t no way I?m going to pack up and move 12 years of my life away from here. No way at all."
- Curt Flood, 1969

"We?re just talking about money here. Money is not the maiden?s virtue, it?s the currency of whores."
- MLB attorney John Gaherin, 1972

"Fellas, this is the 20th century. You can?t get anybody, drunk or sober, to agree that once a fella goes to work for the A&P, he has to work for the A&P the rest of his life."
- MLB attorney John Gaherin

"Shut up. I told you to shut up. If I want to spend $4 million on a ballplayer, I will. If I want to spend $12 million, I will. ... It?s my goddamn money and I?ll do what I want."
- former Padres owner Ray Kroc

"Loyal? I?m the most loyal player money can buy."
? Don Sutton

"We plan absentee ownership. We?re not going to pretend we?re something we?re not. I?ll stick to building ships."
- George Steinbrenner, 1973

"No problem. I was either going to wake up rich or richer."
? Mike Norris, after losing in salary arbitration

"You know, Mr. Fitzgerald, if we?re gonna win, the players gotta play better, the coaches gotta coach better, the manager gotta manage better, and the owners gotta own better."
? 1B George Scott, to the Brewers? club chairman

"If anyone does not believe that we had our ass kicked in this labor matter, they are dead wrong. We have lost the war, and the only question is, can we live with the surrender terms."
? former Cardinals owner Gussie Busch, 1976

"Ninety percent I?ll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent I?ll probably waste."
? Tug McGraw, on his plans for his $75,000 salary

"I am disturbed by the apparent unwillingness of some within baseball to rise above parochial interest and to think in terms of the greater good of the game. The squabbling within baseball, the finger-pointing, the tendency to see economic issues as moral ones ? all of these are contributing to our joint fall from grace."
? Fay Vincent

"Money doesn't talk, it swears."
- Bob Dylan

Sources:
·    "Lords of the Realm," by John Helyar
·    www.jimbouton.com
·    "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"

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