It’s just a game, or, at least it used to be! Regarding the March 10 letter, “Sports fans have had enough,” I hear your plea. To cry out is good, but actions speak louder.
Let me explain. I grew up in Wrigley Field, Chicago. I was 11 years old in 1945, the last year the Cubs played in the World Series (they lost).
“Back in the day” it was a game. Many young boys in this country dreamed of playing in the “Bigs.” For love of the game, not the love of money! They did not have greedy agents, they settled their contracts themselves, usually settling for less just to play the game.
I know full well how fickle and forgiving baseball fans are. They, too, love the game. But here I go. Can you possibly imagine the effect of a boycott? Touch them where it hurts the most — at the turnstiles and the fun stuff in the ball park! In today’s economy this may happen anyway. Take the money and put it in a mason jar and bury it deep in your backyard. It will be the “change” you have left after taxes!