06/16/2018 (Sat) 02:20:12
The owners being at the whims of the players to a certain degree is a creation of the money and celebrity of modern sports. While the celebrity was there for the early baseball players, the money really wasn't. Was so common for guys back in the day to turn around and work a 9 to 5 job in the off season. That wouldn't even hapeen with guys on the bottom of the bench now. The players also couldn't leave their team in baseball, you weren't just getting traded cause you demanded it. And you definetly weren't just heading to free agency. In a way thats why baseball as a whole gives to the players so much now. With the mlb players orginization in place, and the money being obviously much higher than it was back then baseball players are better taken care of than ever. But its intresting to look back on the history of the sport, when the owners really did have the control. A lot of things that hapeened back then will never ever hapeen again.