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It's Arbitration Deadline day
2005-12-19 07:47
by Bob Timmermann

In my home, this is always one of the biggest days of the years. My parents would gather us around the table and say, "So do you want to accept this allowance we are going to give you, or do you want to go to Grandma for arbitration?" We also had the option of turning down both offers and trying to find another home, but we never did that. I knew the market was soft for 11-year old kids with shaky lawn mowing skills.

Meanwhile This story by Jim Street highlights some of the names to look for today.

2005-12-19 12:42:29
1.   Xeifrank
haha, very funny. Did you ever have a no trade clause? vr, Xei
2005-12-19 17:00:28
2.   Rich Lederer
I think all of our parents threatened us at one time or another by letting us test the free agent market. I know I was non-tendered a few times. I would always come back and take the minimum which, in those days, was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a bag of Fritos, a couple of Oreo cookies, and five cents for milk money.

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