sports salaries Essay

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Sports Salaries Athletics in this country are bigger than ever. Today, more people are attending sporting events than ever before. Sports have a truly unique ability; they bring people of all races, genders, and social classes together forming one common bond, the well-being of the home team. For all the good sports bring, however, a growing majority of fans are becoming more and more disenchanted with the high priced industry. America whines while these athletes sign multi-million dollar contracts, moans when they get in trouble with the law and points fingers when the athletes do not live up to the standard of "role model." Yet these fans that whine, moan, and point fingers are the same ones that pay hundreds of dollars to…show more content…
Small market teams routinely have to develop their talent in their minor league system. However, these teams then don’t have the money to sign them and then lose him to a large market team. The teams with the money can sign the big names. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that if this continues and Major League Baseball doesn’t do something about this the sport will lose its competitiveness and this will further drive the fan away from the game. The small market team will never be able to compete with the big market if something is not done. These high priced contracts also drive up the ticket prices and concession prices which further outrages the fan. The common man taking his family to the ballpark no longer exists. These days it takes an arm and a leg just to buy a bleacher ticket and a meal from the concession. These days sports are truly a rich mans game all the way around. What the fan doesn’t realize is that the high priced contracts are not the only thing that drives up ticket prices. High stadium leases drive up prices as well, it is like a common business if you have to pay a high rent then chances are the prices of your stores merchandise will be high to make up for that. In fact high stadium leases as well loss of revenue have cost some sports franchise to relocate. This has become a big problem recently in sports due to
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