>|> About 3 or 4 baseball players have endor***t contracts that could be
>|> described as "big." And Nolan Ryan is one of them, and he's retired.
>|> The others are Michael Jordan, who couldn't care less whether you boycott
>|> baseball, and Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey, who make enough money without
>|> those endor***ts.
>|> Yes, some players get a few thousand bucks for saying "Bubba's Car Wash is
>|> great," but they stand to lose a lot more than that from the owner's proposal.
>Actually every player in the league makes money from endor***ts. Its called
>licensing. DUHHHHHHHHH......... and its more than a couple thousand bucks.
>The baseball card industry alone is over a BILLION Dollar a year industry.
>Do you think TOPPS, UPPER DECK, FLEER, and LEAF get to make those pictures
>for FREE. Guess again. Ever hear the phrase OFFICIAL SPONSOR of MAJOR
>LEAGUE BASEBALL or MLPA. How much do you think it costs a company to
>be able to say that? It certainly isn't free now is it. Next time you
>buy a hat of your favorite team, think of where the money is going.......
>Some to the players and some to the owners.
And how much is going to the players? How much does the average player
get from these kinds of endor***ts? Yeah, it's a billion dollar
industry, but how much of that goes to the players and how much to the
printers, paper producers, advertising agencies, and owners of Topps,
Fleer, etc? I don't know the answer, but I'd be surprised if the per
player revenue from cards is over, say, $10,000.
>I suggest before you go out and call someone "MORONIC" because they don't
>know how the system works, you find out how the system works.
Ok, Mr. "knows how the system works", HOW MUCH does the average player
get from card revenues? For extra credit, do you know the difference
between endor***ts and licensing?
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