THAT’S THE WAY I SAW IT

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE BASEBALL FANS UNION

 

Around June 23, 2002 newspapers reported that several websites had announced that on July 11, 2002, baseball fans plan to strike. Jeff Santaite had launched mlbfanstrike.com, a website designated to promote a fan boycott July 11, 2002 of baseball games, telecast and merchandise. A few said that it’s time for the fans to take back the game.

There was a “Commando Dave” a renegade to rally baseball fans against greedy owners and players. He was starting a fans union. Dave covered his face to preserve his anonymity because he stated, “I am not the story.” He stated that with three million fans belonging to a union the players and owners would have to listen to them.

Bob May had a union of 1000 members which charged $15 dues and wanted his non-profit organization to donate money to improve youth baseball fields.

Well, baseball went through some problems since July 11, 2002 but it appears baseball survived the fans union crusade.

Could it be that someone told somebody to shut up?

That’s The Way I Saw It.

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