Thursday, September 15, 2005

I am sick and tired of players playing the day after their parents die. Recently Brett Favre played through his father's death. This is not something I like. For one thing the media assumes that the parents really wanted children who would care more about the game than mourning over their parents. Even so you can say Favre dad was his coach so he might have wanted it. But Roger Clemens mother died. She had no relationship to his career. Roger Clemens said he would retire specifically to spend time with the family. Now he can't wait a single day to overcome his grief. It is not a tribute it is callousness.


At 3:56 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

What are the player's contracts like? Do they have any specific clauses saying that you get fired for missing a game for any reason at all? Or is it just that the players are surrounded by people who say there's nothing more important than their baseball skills, until they believe it?

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Mike said...

It seems pretty clear that players have the option as occasionally you hear of a player who does take off.


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