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06-21-2012, 05:58 PM
Gee Wally
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Originally Posted by Mr. Make-Believe View Post
"We'd like our escrow lowered."

"Ok. But we have to lower the amount of money you make."

"We LOVE escrow! Escrow for president!"
The second sentence is incorrect for the most part. The players for the most part, vast majority, are under contract. They, like most bargaining units, live in the here and now. Today's dollars are always worth more than tomorrow's dollars. Those under contract, majority, will go for more now. Frankly they couldn't care less about younger less senior players or future players.

So the you in your sentence is a future you, which today's players will happily sacrifice for their today's dollars.

Happens in any CBA. I've been on both sides of this table. Literally.Most fun one was Oil, chemical and atomic workers and Baxter Travenol 25 years ago. That was a pip. Old school stuff.


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