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    iF YOU REPRODUCE-- HAVE A BASEBALL PLAYING SON

    MLB
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    1970 $12,000 $29,303
    1975 $16,000 $44,676
    1980 $30,000 $143,756
    1985 $60,000 $371,571
    1990 $100,000 $578,930
    1995 $109,000 $1,071,029
    2000 $200,000 $1,998,034
    2002 $300,000
    2005 $316,000 $2,632,655
    2006 $327,000
    2007 $380,000 $2,699,292
    2008 $390,000
    2009 $400,000 $2,996,106
    2011 $414,000
    2012 $480,000 $3,650,000
    2015 $507,500 $4,250,000
    2017 $535,000
    2018 $545,000
    2019 $555,000

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    hockey

    if he can bench 300 and run a 4.6 then he has a 10% chance to make a living as a pro

    ive played with players who have barely any athletic talent but are smart good hands. made millions

    look at all the ex-pros sons who are playing as pros. cant be that good of a gene passon. hockey is where the chance is

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    I'm all in with your statement.

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    The 70s and 80s where the best years to be alive

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    funny

    one in a million

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    funny

    one in a million
    yes in baseball. not in hockey. hockey in new england has at least one pro in every town. i mean every 5 years some kid makes it pro. some towns have a handfull at the same time.........if you opened a rink in birmingham alabama you would have some of the best hockey players on the planet 20 years later

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    How do you post a video on this fkn site?

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    Too hard to make it to the pros in baseball.
    Just teach them how to kick a field goal. His brains won't be mush when he retires after making millions every year for 20 years.

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    Nm...
    Last edited by sourtwist; 05-12-18 at 07:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eidolon View Post
    Too hard to make it to the pros in baseball.
    Just teach them how to kick a field goal. His brains won't be mush when he retires after making millions every year for 20 years.

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    Bars are full of has been and never were's from college and pro baseball

    Give up around 26 or so and realize you're broke, uneducated, unconnected and unemployable

    Hard to bounce back- wind up marrying chic w $$ but divorced 5 years later and hosed

    Put your kids thru law school men...opens many doors

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    Not to mention it takes the least toll on your body of any major professional sport

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    yes to football placekicker

    skills and strengths that a larger/wider population can develop. you can be short, skinny, chubby ect.

    baseball? too much competition out there. literally hundreds of thousands of "pro" players out there riding buses in the minors for small small paychecks, playing in bandboxes in cuba, mexico, venezuala ect. that will never make it to the big show of MLB.

    97% of baseball players are born tall, lean, muscular. certain gene set and body type you need to be born with. especially pitchers. Also need to be born with a body that can withstand the over-use injuries that will occur. Even the Pitchers that have have those genes still end up getting a surgery or two. Human body was not meant to throw ball overhand at 90-100 mph and spin it the way you have to thousands a times a year for 10-15 years just to get good enough for your first shot at first pitch at the MLB level.

    Good education and instilling a good work ethic and understanding of people and the real world. Your kids will have a real shot to be happy and successful in this world
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonusguy View Post
    hockey

    if he can bench 300 and run a 4.6 then he has a 10% chance to make a living as a pro

    ive played with players who have barely any athletic talent but are smart good hands. made millions

    look at all the ex-pros sons who are playing as pros. cant be that good of a gene passon. hockey is where the chance is
    I don't think that statement is correct. I trained with D1 hockey and rugby players back in the day.

    Both stressed legs over upper body

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    Golf. Always can make a living teaching, designing, etc.
    And if you do make the PGA, make a nice living simply making cuts with a few top finishes.

    Thousands of baseball guys stuck in minors working for slave wages thinking they have a shot. Then what?

    NBA fools gold.

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    No one is making it to the pro's. Guys are lucky to start varsity high school at your average 2000 + enrollment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otters27 View Post
    No one is making it to the pro's. Guys are lucky to start varsity high school at your average 2000 + enrollment
    You talking about any professional leagues? I know there are posters in here that played minor league baseball

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowilly View Post
    You talking about any professional leagues? I know there are posters in here that played minor league baseball
    Ya probably here on SBR guys have made it places. I'm talking about your avg youth baseball player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otters27 View Post
    No one is making it to the pro's. Guys are lucky to start varsity high school at your average 2000 + enrollment

    These days this is true. My son plays little league and it's fukkin crazy the shit parents put their kids through. Travel ball, camps, etc and these are 9 and 10 y/o kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    These days this is true. My son plays little league and it's fukkin crazy the shit parents put their kids through. Travel ball, camps, etc and these are 9 and 10 y/o kids.
    Pretty sure they call this practice sweat shops......

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    These days this is true. My son plays little league and it's fukkin crazy the shit parents put their kids through. Travel ball, camps, etc and these are 9 and 10 y/o kids.

    It’s nuts in every sport.

    I try to keep myself in check with my kids, but our culture is a competitive one.

    I have to reel myself in on the regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULYPOKER View Post
    Pretty sure they call this practice sweat shops......
    Yeah the amount of money that is made off these kids is crazy. The parents are a whole other ball of wax. I think a lot of them see the numbers in the OP and mis-remember how good they were in high school and think hey I didn't make it but my kid could!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grease lightnin View Post
    It’s nuts in every sport.

    I try to keep myself in check with my kids, but our culture is a competitive one.

    I have to reel myself in on the regular
    We had a parent almost booted from a game yesterday because he called our coach a tool

    Greaser was that you????

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    1970 min. salary of 12k was about half the price of the average house at that time, now min. salary is more than double the price of average house

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post
    We had a parent almost booted from a game yesterday because he called our coach a tool

    Greaser was that you????


    No, that wasn’t me but I have been booted before

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    Teach your kids to flip burgers and they will have work for many many years to come.

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    I posted my first youtube vid

    I'm a dumb fukk

    Took forever
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymcgrady View Post
    I don't think that statement is correct. I trained with D1 hockey and rugby players back in the day.

    Both stressed legs over upper body
    im sure once they get to d1 they get bigger, stronger ect

    but the talent pool for hockey is weak. i remember when paul kariya was at maine and it was a new england legend that he could olympic squat 450 lbs

    yeah thats solid but anyone over 200lbs in college football can do that now

    pretty simply there are no blacks, brazilians ect in hockey. a guy with decent athletic talent has a chance to go pro if he gets the $ put toward it from an early age. easiest sport by far

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    Quote Originally Posted by sourtwist View Post


    I posted my first youtube vid

    I'm a dumb fukk

    Took forever
    Kid has talent!

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    Out there every day. This was a few months ago. 2 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonusguy View Post
    hockey

    if he can bench 300 and run a 4.6 then he has a 10% chance to make a living as a pro

    ive played with players who have barely any athletic talent but are smart good hands. made millions

    look at all the ex-pros sons who are playing as pros. cant be that good of a gene passon. hockey is where the chance is
    Hockey is a 3rd world sport. A show about toe nail clippings will draw higher tv ratings than the nhl. People watch the playoffs but that’s it. NHL salaries reflect its pecking order of the 4 major US sports, last.

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