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At one point in my life I wanted to play baseball for a living I think we all did at one time or another Little league for me was about the closest I ever came to it though unless you count the times when my father would take me to Joe Robbie Stadium to watch the Florida Marlins play I once asked Gary Sheffield left-fielder of Florida Marlins now an Atlanta Brave if he would throw me the warm up ball when they were done he did it right away I looked up to him so much at that point Although this was only ten years ago baseball still seemed real to me I could still get the players to shake my hands and sign my glove They werent the players you see today throwing multi-million dollar contracts instead of balls and worrying about what they would be getting paid next year instead of worrying about the game ahead People used to go the games because it was about the game You could read the paper and see scores Today you see salaries Baseball was about competition between two teams and a good way to enjoy yourself with friends and family Today it is about high ticket prices and expensive cheap carnie food all run by huge corporations with one thing in mind MONEY In the past few years baseball Americas favorite past time has taken a major turn for the worst Baseball is coming under fire because it needs a salary cap Without a salary cap there is no restriction on how much teams can spend on players With certain teams being much wealthier than others they can afford the better players If a salary cap was imposed on the MLB teams would be restricted from spending more than a set amount on the entire roster Some teams are in favor of the cap believing that it would promote competition amongst
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