ESPNÆs Amy K. Nelson reports that the departing head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Donald Fehr, will receive an $11 million dollar severance package from the players.ááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááá Fehr has been in charge of the playerÆs union for 26 years, and during his tenure has protected the players as salaries have skyrocketed and playerÆs physiques have exploded. á In essence, this is good old fashioned payola in return for Fehr continuing to insist that neither he, nor major league baseball, knew about the steroid epidemic and that the playerÆs strike in 1994 was not their fault. á To the players, he has been worth his weight in gold. Annual salaries have jumped from an average of $289,000 in 1983 to the present $3, ...
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