Found November 29, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
In the last week, both Major League Baseball and the NBA agreed to new collective bargaining agreements.  Seeing how MLB managed to negotiate their new CBA without even a tinge of acrimony while the NBA antagonized their entire fan base and forfeited one-fifth of their, I think we can all agree that MLB did a much better job.  However, there is one area where the NBA did pretty well, their amnesty clause. The NBA's amnesty clause is pretty simple.  Each team gets one chance to get out from under a contract of their choosing.  The player still gets his money, but his most of his contract no longer counts against the salary cap.  In other words, it is a get out of stupidity free card.  What I want to know is why can't we get some of those for MLB?  Sure, there is no salary cap, but there isn't a team out there that wouldn't want to wipe a contract of their books.  In fact, this needs to happen, even if it is only in our imagination. Let's play a game, shall we?  ...
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