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Dan Wetzel: Pay the players -- at the Little League World Series

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Johnny Dangerously, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This isn't even good trolling.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Well, we set the bar pretty high around here. Or is it low?
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It would probably be better used just helping families that can't afford the reg fees, a glove etc. but want to play.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Good point.

    I don't even know if Wetzel is serious or if he's just priming us for his college football season. But the players get an all-expense-paid trip, they get to keep the equipment from Easton, they get to play on national TV, and they end up with something they will look back on when they're old and gray as possibly the best week of their lives.

    Is that not fair compensation?
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    All I know is I'm for paying everybody who does anything.

    They all deserve to be paid. They try just as hard as people who do get paid.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Harder, probably.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    It's as fair as a free education.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Nah, not really.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well, a free education and all the gear the school gives them. Plus access to academic tutoring, medical care, room and board and other things I'm probably forgetting.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I guess this was the point of Wetzel's column, to get people pointed toward that topic, and in that case he succeeded, I guess. So maybe it was good trolling.

    The two things, however, are not similar. At least not any more similar than the Google Doodle contest and American Idol.
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure those little leaguers could profit form autographs if some creepy jackass was willing to pay for one.
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