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588 clicks; posted to Sports » on 18 Oct 2021 at 9:50 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-18 8:47:03 AM  
Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.
 
2021-10-18 9:09:46 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.


Same goes for minor league hockey too as some family friends housed some Hershey Bears players at their home in the past.

In other stories, I have been to Harrisburg Senators games and I swear there were nice cars that someone told me were the players'. Makes me wonder there.
 
2021-10-18 9:55:37 AM  

kdawg7736: OtherLittleGuy: Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.

Same goes for minor league hockey too as some family friends housed some Hershey Bears players at their home in the past.

In other stories, I have been to Harrisburg Senators games and I swear there were nice cars that someone told me were the players'. Makes me wonder there.


They probably have refrigerators, too.
 
2021-10-18 9:59:29 AM  
A buddy was in the Nationals farm team pipeline.  That life is tough.
 
2021-10-18 10:01:06 AM  
minor league baseball players are dirt poor unless they come from a rich family or got picked really high up in the draft to get a signing bonus. their living and working conditions are shameful considering their salaries are paid by the second richest sports league on the planet. this is a good step in the right direction and hopefully they continue to get improvements to their everyday lives
 
2021-10-18 10:05:08 AM  

kdawg7736: In other stories, I have been to Harrisburg Senators games and I swear there were nice cars that someone told me were the players'. Makes me wonder there.


Clearly, there's big money in playing Double A ball in Harrisburg, PA.  Probably all the lucrative promotional opportunities for Harrisburg Hyundai-Subaru - at Harrisburg Hyundai and Subaru, they've got Hyundais and Subarus.
 
2021-10-18 10:20:16 AM  

kdawg7736: OtherLittleGuy: Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.

Same goes for minor league hockey too as some family friends housed some Hershey Bears players at their home in the past.

In other stories, I have been to Harrisburg Senators games and I swear there were nice cars that someone told me were the players'. Makes me wonder there.


some major leaguers do go out on rehab assignments
 
2021-10-18 10:36:25 AM  
the owners might be generous enough to buy a few used RVs to share among the players.  then make the players responsible for gas and maintenance on them plus require them to drive it to and from road games.

eliminates the need for a team bus.
 
2021-10-18 10:43:39 AM  
Providing for dorms/barracks isn't a horrible idea. At Double A you're looking at 19-24 year old males who shouldn't be left unsupervised.
 
2021-10-18 10:49:45 AM  

kdawg7736: OtherLittleGuy: Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.

Same goes for minor league hockey too as some family friends housed some Hershey Bears players at their home in the past.

In other stories, I have been to Harrisburg Senators games and I swear there were nice cars that someone told me were the players'. Makes me wonder there.


Can't speak for how the hockey system is, but in baseball it's your signing bonus that keeps you in the system. If you get a decent bonus they'll keep you around longer. A lot of guys will sign for next to nothing, and unless they're super lucky and a bunch of guys in front of them get hurt, or they develop into the next Mickey Mantle,  they're not gonna play a lot. You're disposable.
So yes, a lot of those guys that do get the big bonuses will buy a flashy car. But they'll still make the league wage like everybody else. The real high draft picks will get it put in writing when they sign that they'll get added to the 40-man roster at the end of the season, so they'll get major league minimum for a month, which is something like $3,500/day.
 
2021-10-18 10:51:21 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: kdawg7736: OtherLittleGuy: Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.

Same goes for minor league hockey too as some family friends housed some Hershey Bears players at their home in the past.

In other stories, I have been to Harrisburg Senators games and I swear there were nice cars that someone told me were the players'. Makes me wonder there.

some major leaguers do go out on rehab assignments


And a lot of draft picks get big signing bonuses, then still spend a couple season in the minors to get their skills up to the major league level.
 
2021-10-18 11:02:44 AM  
Meh, whatever, is there a stadium proposal I can vote "YES" on?
 
2021-10-18 11:09:17 AM  
Baseball players don't get billet sisters to bang? Harsh life bro.
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2021-10-18 11:11:23 AM  
Provide the housing and then accept the liability for a bunch of 20 year olds who have never been told no in their lives?
 
2021-10-18 11:46:04 AM  

kdawg7736: OtherLittleGuy: Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.

Same goes for minor league hockey too as some family friends housed some Hershey Bears players at their home in the past.

In other stories, I have been to Harrisburg Senators games and I swear there were nice cars that someone told me were the players'. Makes me wonder there.


Nuke LaLoosh had a Porsche 911 with a quadrophonic Blaupunkt while only at single-A Durham. But he didn't need a quadrophonic Blaupunkt. What he needed was a curveball.

And to learn to breathe through his eyelids.
 
2021-10-18 11:58:03 AM  

peachpicker: kdawg7736: OtherLittleGuy: Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.

Same goes for minor league hockey too as some family friends housed some Hershey Bears players at their home in the past.

In other stories, I have been to Harrisburg Senators games and I swear there were nice cars that someone told me were the players'. Makes me wonder there.

Nuke LaLoosh had a Porsche 911 with a quadrophonic Blaupunkt while only at single-A Durham. But he didn't need a quadrophonic Blaupunkt. What he needed was a curveball.

And to learn to breathe through his eyelids.


And that strikeouts are fascist.
 
2021-10-18 12:19:16 PM  

KingKauff: peachpicker: kdawg7736: OtherLittleGuy: Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.

Same goes for minor league hockey too as some family friends housed some Hershey Bears players at their home in the past.

In other stories, I have been to Harrisburg Senators games and I swear there were nice cars that someone told me were the players'. Makes me wonder there.

Nuke LaLoosh had a Porsche 911 with a quadrophonic Blaupunkt while only at single-A Durham. But he didn't need a quadrophonic Blaupunkt. What he needed was a curveball.

And to learn to breathe through his eyelids.

And that strikeouts are fascist.


And that the rose goes in the front
 
2021-10-18 1:11:09 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Local minor league fanbases used to step up and "support a minor leaguer" with a home for the season. Some CSBs when they made the Big Leagues and became famous.


With how minor league fanbases are treated by their MLB masters it is hardly a surprise that fewer fans would be motivated to help out.

And it shouldn't be needed. It would be trivial for MLB clubs to provide good housing for their MiLB rosters. They could easily rent out enough houses/apartments and furnish them for player usage. And they should, for players making less than $20,000 per year ending to find temporary, furnished housing and not being able to sign a lease (because they don't know when they will be forced to move) is not going to be cheap or practical in many places. Even with a stipend it will be a big issue getting a place.
 
2021-10-18 2:27:13 PM  
They should just live in the stadium like Baker Mayfield.

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2021-10-18 7:44:21 PM  
Apartment complexes full of 19-year-old jocks. It'll be like college in the 80s.
 
2021-10-19 12:18:39 AM  
Read "The Bullpen Gosphels" by Dirk Hayhurst. Its a good look at minor league life. The audiobook narration is great too.
 
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