September 17, 2004

This is a strike?

Players from the Japanese Pacific League have voted to go on strike, in an attempt to halt the merging of two teams, the Kintetsu Buffaloes and Orix BlueWave. Read the article, compare and contrast the differences between American strikes and Japanese strikes, and then return. A few quick ones: The strike only effects weekend games, weekday games will still be played, the Commissioner has resigned due to his inability to settle the issue, and both sides have apologized to the fans.

Goodness, the Japanese have a lot to learn about sports labor unrest, now don't they? Haven’t they read Bud Selig and Donald Fehr’s script on these issues?

-Nuke the season
-Blame, Blame, Blame
-Act really, really, REALLY self-righteous
-Get really pissy with fans that don't welcome you back with open arms
-Make sure the strike/lockout doesn't actually solve any of the core issues
-Repeat as Necessary, until your opponent realizes his mistakes and bows down to you, or the sport collapses and you return to your natural place on the pecking order. Perhaps you were born to take orders at Wendy’s

Now Mr. Apologizing Japanese Baseball Establishment, that is how you have a strike.

Thank You to the Rocketman

Posted by Frinklin at September 17, 2004 11:12 PM
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