Will corporate MLB greed strike again?

Baseball scouts would be among those hit hard if MLB votes to get rid of their pension plan in May....

Baseball scouts would be among those hit hard if MLB votes to get rid of their pension plan in May. (Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:39 PM ET

Never mind talking about a greedy ball player.

Next time you hear someone begin a rant about an overpaid shortstop or outfielder ... consider the vote Major League Baseball owner's plan to have May 8-9 at their next meetings in New York, as revealed in an excellent piece by ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin.

Owners will decide, yay or nay, on eliminating the Non-Uniformed Personnel Pension Plan.

It affects only: Scouts, trainers, front-office workers, minor-league coaches and managers. All the little people. Even MLB.com reporters.

Will it be: Thanks for working here kiddo, now you’re on your own. We’ll see if we can get you a watch as a nice, parting gift.

Talk all you want about free-agent greed, or Scott Boras-greed. Corporate greed is far worse. And that’s what this is. An industry with $8 billion in revenues and teams boasting fat, new TV contracts trying to take away benefits from people making less than $100,000. Far


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