What’s With “Hometown Discounts” These Days?

FYI to anyone with a brain: Players of any sport ARE NOT giving hometown discounts. That’s sexy talk for “I want to stay…if you pay me as much as another team will”. It’s not the early 90s when the Puckett’s and Ripken Jr’s stayed home.CLICK HERE for a story from 1991 on Kirby Puckett and his contract. This is right before the Twins won the World Series. Players just don’t think/act like this anymore.

Twins vs. Braves 1991

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