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I think the stance on PED users is much, much softer here than in the general public.
Huh? The drug wars - and certainly the steroids wars - basically came after Miller left the MLBPA.
Anyone have a source estimating what the percentages were at earlier points in the game?
Franchise values have gone up more than 180 times since the mid 60s, most likely. The $2B sale of the Dodgers implies an $11.11M price tag, mid-60s. The Yankees sold for $8.8M in 1973.
Which further implies that owners weren't getting any richer, in relative terms, because of the reserve clause.
Bowie Kuhn was actually a far better commissioner than the used car salesman currently occupying the office -- if for no more than the ability to make a decision without farming it out to a committee for a year of study. He was simply a more professionally accomplished man than Bud Selig in virtually every way.
No, it's more that Miller had a profound and lasting impact on MLB.
What impact did Canseco have on MLB? Lots of players would have taken steroids with or without him.
(And, of course, I think Miller's impact has been mostly positive.)
Sure, but back in the 70's you didn't have to sit in the nosebleed sections to get a good price, and you didn't have to shell out months in advance or pay even more inflated prices to see a "premium" game. StubHub has mitigated this somewhat, but good seats for high demand games still cost a ton more now than they did in the not so distant past.
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