I’m not saying we could save you. But we could put you in a place where you could save yourself.
The Hold Steady
Following the first prolonged in season work stoppage in 1981 the off-season was highlighted by a plethora of signings that shook the baseball world, these include Reggie Jackson and George Foster signing with the Angels and the Mets. Throughout the game mumblings of dismay were heard from executives.
“The ever-increasing salaries are like lava coming down a mountain at us, It’s the worst salary explosion we’ve had. At some point things have to blow apart.”
I see an instinct for constraint(amongst the owners) but, we seem incapable of executing it.
A’s owner Roy Eisenhardt