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Not everybody wants the World Baseball Classic

Posted by Trish18 on Feb 17, 2006 1:22:00 PM

 

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Four magic words that make every sports fan tingle with delight���.���Pitchers and Catchers Reporting������

 

 

 

Yesterday marked the beginning of spring training when professional baseball players work on their mechanics---as well as their golf games���under the Arizona and Florida sunshine in preparation for the upcoming season.

 

 

 

But underneath it all is the trepidation of baseball owners, such as George Steinbrenner, over their players��� participation in the World Baseball Classic next month. Though billed as a tournament for the ���best players in the world��� many owners tried to discourage their star players from going���citing risk of injury as a main factor.

 

 

 

Should baseball owners (employers) have a right to dictate to their players (employees) what they can and can do? Is the relationship between player and owner different than other work relations? And is the WBC any different than other pro sports participating in exhibitions like the Olympics and all-star games?

 

 

 

Click here to tell us what you think about the somewhat lukewarm support for the WBC. Also check out our baseball message boards to see what other members of the eteamz community are saying.

 

 

 

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