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Marvin Miller probably owes Jim Palmer an apology

Nov 11, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

Jim Palmer

Earlier today I ran that Marvin Miller quote in which he called Jim Palmer “an anti-union sonuvabitch.”  Seems that neither I nor Mr. Miller reads the New York Times, because Palmer had this to say yesterday:

“My vote has been and will always be for Marvin. He gave the modern day player a voice, completely changed the landscape.”

Maybe Palmer still was an anti-union sonuvabitch. But he’s one that has and apparently still supports Miller’s Hall of Fame case.  And rather than lash out about it, maybe Miller should just keep quiet.


  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 11, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    And there’s nothing wrong with having union issues anyway. Luckily we don’t live in a fascist nation.

    • ta192 - Nov 11, 2010 at 4:15 PM

      You said a mouthful there; unions wouldn’t even be allowed in a fascist country…

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 11, 2010 at 4:26 PM

        …right. With every union, comes the right to criticize them.

  2. Panda Claus - Nov 11, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Jim Palmer remembers what you had for breakfast yesterday, his memory is that precise. So if he says he’s always been a Miller guy (presumably not the beer), then I’d be inclined to believe.

  3. BC - Nov 11, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    How old is Miller, 95? He probably doesn’t even remember who Jim Palmer is.

  4. ditto65 - Nov 11, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Don’t you get it? Miller DOES NOT WANT IN the HOF. Saying mean things about voters is his way of avoiding induction. Man, he’s good.

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