Loathing Fehr*

Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Donald M. Fehr is stepping down
(Mario Tama / Getty Images)

The Man Who Priced the American Family Out of Ballparks
And Helped Make a Mockery Out Of MLB Home Run Records
And Got a World Series Canceled... Is Finally Moving On
But the Damage to America's Pastime Is Done

Fehr Is Ready to Step Down
Fehr's Legacy: More Money, Less Ethics
While Steroids Were in Since 1988, Fehr Did Not Agree to Drug Testing Until 2002
When Fehr Took Over Full Time, a Box Seat at Fenway Cost a Fan Just $9.00,
Today Fans Can Buy a Box Seat in Boston for $325.00 a Game

"Thanks to Fehr's domination over three commissioners and the owners they represented, [Alex] Rodriguez was able to command two contracts worth $525 million from the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees. This is Fehr's triumph, the highest paid player in baseball history. ...

On Fehr's watch, the majority of which coincided with the reign of commissioner Bud Selig, baseball grew its revenues while bankrupting itself ethically and morally. Ultimately, that was the calculation that will define Fehr's career: Salaries rose with the home run totals and radar-gun readings, so let the players do whatever it took to jack up those numbers." -- 6.23.09, Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Inquirer


Before Fehr Were Days of the $9.00 Box Seat

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