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It Is So Hard Being a Billionaire Baseball Team Owner

Well, this truly justifies the impoverishment of minor league baseball players. I asked Rob Manfred about MLB's endorsement of the Save America's Pastime Act & why MLB is opposed to paying minor leaguers minimum wage: — Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) October 4, 2016 Yes, clearly the horror of paperwork, something billionaires could not possibly afford […]
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