Free Agency destroyed MLB baseball.

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    That was the worst thing to ever happen to baseball was when the asshole owners brought free agency into the game in 1973.:mad: It used to be growing up i always got excited about the home opener.Back then EVERY team had as much of a shot at the world series as the next guy. But these days because of it,every year,you dont know half the players on your team if you are one of the smaller markets.

    Back then,i ALWAYS knew the players from the other team that i was going out to see and that always made it a fun experience knowing a certain team had a group of players you were looking forward to see. Now these days,you dont know the majority of the players on the other team as well as not knowing at least half the players on your OWN team every new year.:mad:

    Back then it would have been unheard of for Johnny cuoto after being in the reds organization for just four years to jump ship for another team so quickly or joe jacoby doing the same thing after only four years with the red sox going to the yankees. people like ted williams and carl yastremski must be rolling over their graves right now seeing how players now dont appreciate what it means to play for the red sox,

    teams like the reds,padres,pirates,twins,and many other small market teams,they will never have the chance to be in the world series again because of fucking free agency. free agency needs to be abolished.:mad:
     
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    some fan you are...Yastrzemski is still alive....
     
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    that was WHY i was so much dead set againts free agency coming into play for the NFL in the mid 90's because along with domed stadiums,players jumping from one team to another has ruined that game for me as well. i miss the good old days win both sports when players played for ONE TEAM their whole careers.:mad:
     
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    Broken record.....^^^^^^
     
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    The Yankees were really hurting for power lol so they went and got Stanton. Nice to have pockets that deep eh?
     
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    We have major league baseball???!!!!

    No one ever tells me anything.........
     
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    Pheh....gave up on MLB when they went on strike in '81, slowed down a bit in watching and then when the went on strike again in '85...done.
    And I get what you are saying 100%.
    Just like NFL. Free agency took a chunk of the game away from the fans.
    I too remember when I knew every damn player for the Cubs and the Steelers. Hell I knew half their stats and also knew most players in the AFC.
     
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    Stay salty, kids.

    Free Agency is the professional sports equivalent of capitalism. You love it when it suits you/the country known as the U.S.A. when it suits you.....and then disavow it when it doesn't?

    Not how it works.
     
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    yeah the yankees represent eveything that is wrong with baseball.,i hated them back in the 70's even because they would BUY their championships getting reggie jackson,goose gossage,catfish hunter,and bucky dent.FREE AGENT bucky dent if not for him,the red sox would have beat the yankees in the one game playoff in 1978.:mad:
     
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    wrong,tell that to all the small market teams out there i mentioned who because of fucking free agency,will never get a chance to go the world series again.:mad: everything was PERFECT pre 1973 before fucking free agency.:mad:
     
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