Idoit40fans wrote:DropEmJayBird wrote:Idoit40fans wrote:Its astonishing to me how many people have missed that. Its been pretty well reported all along and yet people are clamoring for him to be fired. First of all, the Players want him back, he excelled in the position. Secondly, all along it has been known that he'd be done.
If the players want him, he'll be back in 8 or so years, take a year to learn the deal, then push the lockout to the brink of another cancelled season in order to get "the best deal" for the players. He's convinced the players that's the only path and they believe him. I don't think this tactic works as well if he stays in the position.
Yeah its definitely his prerogative to risk a cancelled season. He certainly hasn't overseen the longest period of labor peace in NA sports.
Yea, a lockout is great for the sport, and baseball is so awesome, I love watching future Yankees and Red Sox players down at PNC. I'm sorry - I know what he did taking a "year to learn", it was an obvious attempt to cause this lockout. If that's what the players wanted - fine, I hope it was worth it for them. For me - Don Fehr's "year to learn" may have meant that I missed quite a few penguin games during the prime of 2 of the most talented players in the world. Hopefully next time - we don't need a "year to learn" before negotiating starts, that's all I'm saying. It's possible the extra negotiating time would not have helped, but regardless of that, it was still obvious what Fehr was doing in my opinion.