MLB Strike Humor

Over the past year, Americans have come together as never before in our generation. We have banded together to overcome tremendous adversity. We have weathered direct attacks on our own soil, wars overseas, corporate scandal, layoffs, unemployment, stock price plunges, droughts, fires, and a myriad of economic and physical disasters both great and small. But now, we must come together once again to overcome our greatest challenge yet.

Hundreds of Major League Baseball players in our very own nation are living at, just below, or in most cases far above the seven-figure salary level. And as if that weren’t bad enough, they could be deprived of their life giving pay for several months, possibly longer, as a result of the upcoming strike situation. But you can help! For only $20,835 a month, about $694.50 a day (that’s less than the cost of a large screen projection TV) you can help a MLB player remain economically viable during his time of need.

This contribution by no means solves the problem as it barely covers the annual minimum salary, but it’s a start, and every little bit will help! Although $700 may not seem like a lot of money to you, to a baseball player it could mean the difference between spending the strike golfing in Florida or on a Mediterranean cruise. For you, seven hundred dollars is nothing more than a month’s rent, half a mortgage payment, two unemployment checks, or a month of medical baseball player, $700 will partially replace his daily salary. Your commitment of less than $700 a day will enable a player to buy that home entertainment center, trade in the year-old Lexus for a new Ferrari, or enjoy a weekend in Rio.

HOW WILL I KNOW I’M HELPING? - Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the player you sponsor. Detailed information about his stocks, bonds, 401(k), real estate, and other investment holdings will be mailed to your home. Plus, upon signing up for this program, you will receive an unsigned photo of the player lounging during the strike on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean (for a signed photo, please include an additional $150). Put the photo on your refrigerator to remind you of other peoples’ suffering.

HOW WILL HE KNOW I’M HELPING? - Your MLB player will be told that he has a SPECIAL FRIEND who just wants to help in a time of need. Although the player won’t know your name, he will be able to make collect calls
to your home via a special operator in case additional funds are needed for unforeseen expenses.

YES, I WANT TO HELP! - I would like to sponsor a striking MLB player. My preference is checked below:

Infielder


Outfielder


Starting Pitcher


Ace Pitcher


Entire team (Please call our 900 number to ask for the cost of a specific team - $10 per minute)


Alex Rodriguez (Higher cost: $60,000 per day)


Please charge the account listed below $694.50 per day for the player for the duration of the strike. Please send me a picture of the player I have sponsored, along with an Alex Rodriguez 2001 Income Statement and my very own Donald Fehr MLB Players Union pin to wear proudly on my hat (please include $80 for hat).


Your Name: _______________________


Telephone Number: ____________________


Account Number: _____________________

Exp.Date:_______


MasterCard Visa American Express Discover


Signature: _______________________


Alternate card (when the primary card exceeds its credit limit):


Account Number:_____________________

Exp.Date:_______


MasterCard Visa American Express Discover


Signature: _______________________


Mail completed form to MLB Players Union or call 1-900-SCREW-THE-FANS now to enroll by phone ($10 per minute).


Disclaimer: Sponsors are not permitted to contact the player they have sponsored, either in person or by other means including, but not
limited to, telephone calls, letters, e-mail, or third parties. Contributions are not tax-deductible.

Nice! Got a good chuckle out of this one.

Please overnight me a bank draft application - that way, the money can be automatically deducted from my account each month!

Go Braves!

Excellent. I can imagine the public reaction IF the players go on strike as 9/11 passes by. What little sheltered worlds these people exist in.

Yeah, but how do I know that EVERY penny is going to this worthy cause? snicker

Just got the news. Looks as if they got a done deal. Frankly I feel the owners gave up to much (once again) however at least some concessions were at last made by the players. Although after the 4 year contract is up we’ll have to do this again. It’s possible because there is no luxury tax in the last year of the contract (time will tell however). Although frankly I don’t watch much baseball anymore anyway. Unfortunate you can’t just take the whole infastructure apart and rebuild it.

Thanks Eric: Very funny! Was going to participate
in your program…but have just been informed the strike
has been averted - too bad! :frowning:

Despite no strike becoming reality my opinion of baseball players has not changed. To even consider striking while our brave soldiers are at war while not even a year has passed since the WTC collapsing from terrorists. Too disrespectful in my opnion. Sad…