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Old Aug 30, 2002, 08:35 AM
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A Plea for Help

...via email...


A Plea for Help!

Since September 11, 2001, Americans have come together as never before in our generation. We have banded together to overcome tremendous adversity.

We have weathered direct attacks on our own soil, wars overseas, corporate scandal, layoffs, unemployment, stock price plunges, droughts, fires, and a myriad of economic and physical disasters both great and small. But now, we must come together once again to overcome our greatest challenge yet.

Hundreds of Major League Baseball players in our very own nation are living at, just below, or in most cases far above the seven-figure salary level. And as if that weren't bad enough they could be deprived of their life giving pay for several months, possibly longer, as a result of the upcoming strike situation. But you can help!

For only $20,835 a month, about $694.50 a day (that's less than the cost of a large screen projection TV) you can help a MLB player remain economically viable during his time of need. This contribution by no means solves the problem as it barely covers the annual minimum salary, but it's a start, and every little bit will help!

Although $700 may not seem like a lot of money to you, to a baseball player it could mean the difference between spending the strike golfing in Florida or on a Mediterranean cruise. For you, seven hundred dollars is nothing more than a month's rent, half a mortgage payment, or a month of medical insurance, but to a baseball player, $700 will partially replace his daily salary. Your commitment of less than $700 a day will enable a player to buy that home entertainment center, trade in the year-old Lexus for a new Ferrari, or enjoy a weekend in Rio.

HOW WILL I KNOW I'M HELPING?
Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the player you sponsor. Detailed information about his stocks, bonds, 401(k), real estate, and other investment holdings will be mailed to your home. Plus, upon signing up for this program, you will receive an unsigned photo of the player lounging during the strike on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean (for a signed photo, please include an additional $150). Put the photo on your refrigerator to remind you of other peoples' suffering.

HOW WILL HE KNOW I'M HELPING?
Your MLB player will be told that he has a SPECIAL FRIEND who just wants to help in a time of need. Although the player won't know your name, he will be able to make collect calls to your home via a special operator in case additional funds are needed for unforeseen expenses.

YES, I WANT TO HELP!
I would like to sponsor a striking MLB player. My preference is checked below:
[ ] Infielder
[ ] Outfielder
[ ] Starting Pitcher
[ ] Ace Pitcher
[ ] Entire team (Please call our 900 number to ask for the cost of a specific team - $10 per minute)
[ ] Alex Rodriguez (Higher cost: $60,000 per day)

Please charge the account listed below $694.50 per day for the player for the duration of the strike. Please send me a picture of the player I have sponsored, along with an Alex Rodriguez 2001 Income Statement and my very own Donald Fehr MLB Players Union pin to wear proudly on my hat (include $80 for hat).
Your Name: ______________________________
Telephone Number: _______________________
Account Number: _________________________
Exp. Date:_______
[ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Discover
Signature: ______________________________

Alternate card (when the primary card exceeds its credit limit):
Account Number: _________________________
Exp. Date:_______
[ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Discover
Signature: _____________________________

Mail completed form to MLB Players Union or call 1-900-FCK-FANS now to enroll by phone ($10 per minute). Disclaimer: Sponsors are not permitted to contact the player they have sponsored, either in person or by other means including, but not limited to, telephone calls, letters, e-mail, or third parties. Contributions are not tax-deductible.
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Old Aug 30, 2002, 09:04 AM
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LOL!! I was just going to post that one. Maybe we oughta play in the majors of jokes...
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Old Aug 30, 2002, 01:36 PM
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My local paper today had a quote from a player that said "Fans need to realize, we play for THEM".
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Old Aug 30, 2002, 07:10 PM
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ya know ..ill bet there alot

of high school ...forgive the expression "Dumb Jock" that would be happy to any job that pays oh say ...hmmm 75k a year

oh mr steinbrenner get your friends together and solve this one

and by the way...i hope they all go broke and starve on a civil servants salary...and learn what the "Real world" is all about

the wusses

Belgy

ps these atheletes really have me po's this time

i'm not jealous...i just think their too stupid to realize how good they already have it, compared to us, and need to get down on their knees that god blessed them with a talent for the game
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