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I think the league minimum salary is well over $100,000. I like revenue sharing, but not to the point where the big market teams don't have an incentive to go for big media contracts. It's my understanding that the last agreement moved towards more revenue sharing, but that the playing field is not level. I don't think the playing field should be level, because it's the David and Goliath (Rocky and Apollo Creed) factor that puts butts in seats when the Yankees or RedSox come to town. I hope expansion is over. I can take or leave the DH rule. The umpire need to call the high strike and they should be more lenient on pitchers who throw inside.
A mote instead of a warning track would be pretty cool.
Was recently raised from $200,000 to $300,000.
I think all teams should be owned by the fans (like Greenbay) or by the city that hosts them so that A) teams can't threaten leaving to get what they want and B) you won't have owners like the Tribune Company who cheaps out on the payroll because they can still pack the stadium.
1. Eliminate the DH
2. Create a salary cap similar to the NFL
3. Have a "franchise" designation or something like the NBA has where a players team can offer more money than any other team so that teams like the Brewers or A's that develop talent can actually keep it.
3. Gag all "baseball purists" like Bob Coatas. I am so sick of the "this is the way we always did it, so we must continue to do it this way" bs. The Wild Card is awesome, as is interleague play so shut the hell up!
4. Managers and coaches are not allowed to wear uniforms anymore. They aren't playing, so they shouldn't dress like they are. Let them dress like NFL coaces...polo shirt, jacket, or some other logo apparel.
5. Beer prices should be capped at 3 bucks.
6. Eliminate a lot of the unwritten rules. If someone is throwing a no-hitter, the other team should not feel compelled to not bunt to break it up. Afterall, you are supposed to play to win, not let the other team win. If it was game 7 of the World Series, would you follow this "unwritten rule??" Same goes for stealing bases when your team is way ahead.
10 lucky fans will each win a M203 Grenade launcher and 3 grenades via a random number ticket stub drawing at the end of the first inning. Once the launchers are passed out the gates to the stadium are locked until the game is over. The lucky winners could get grenades that are anything from teargas, smoke, High Explosive Fragmentary all the way to Armor Piercing. It is all randomized. But they get to sit in the stands and pop them off at random - and get wicked drunk. Cause the beer is free on grenade launcher day to the lucky shooters. They can aim at the field, the stands, the lights or the parking lot. Anything goes. Even the broadcast booth is fair game. Think of the fun.