Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Pro Sport Labor Relations
It's hard to feel sorry for either side, management or labor. Basically you have millionaires fighting billionaires. Labor relations are a concern of most working people. But labor relationships in professional sports is a little bit different. In professional sports the owners are all socialists and the workers are all capitalists. The owners demand salary caps to keep rich owners from buying up all the good talent. They have an inverse draft system in order to share the wealth of talent. If they should lose a good player to another team they demand compensation. Conversely, the players want the market to set their value. If someone is dumb enough to give a player Fort Knox because he can get a hit 3 out of every 10 at bats -- so be it.
When I am King, I'll encourage the fans to stay away from the games until the owners and the players once again realize it's just a kid's game. If fans stop attending, there won't be so many millions to throw around.