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Old 04-30-2003, 11:33 AM
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Hey Scott- that is going to be the title of my book....
 
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Do your laundry somewhere else!
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Do your laundry somewhere else!
My words exactly.

As much as I enjoy intrigue and innuendo: The public washing of dirty laundry gets real old real fast. Disputes amongst contractees are common (otherwise we wouldn't need contracts.)

Withholding payment is a common stratagem (it really makes the other side listen.) But grown ups settle their claims “in the proper venue” (i.e. in court or in arbitration.) And they don’t do that in public.

Both APBA and APBA Offshore have a lot to lose: The support of their membership and the support of their sponsors. As a paid-up APBA Offshore member I witness the mudslinging with great trepidation. It’s like watching kids who fight and then come running to daddy. If this goes on, daddy will withhold their allowance until they come to their senses. There have already been attempts to use members as leverage, there have been times when members didn’t even know that they are members. If this goes on, members will do what the directors already do: They will withhold payment. I do not want to be a member in a club whose leadership behaves like an estranged couple in divorce court.

Possibly the biggest damage caused by the public infighting is in the sponsorship area. Sponsorship money is extremely scarce as it is. Corporations hate lawsuits, they hate being drawn into lawsuits, and most of all they hate unpredictability. All current sponsors can turn off the spigot without affecting their own business whatsoever. And they will unless the estranged couple shuts up, goes to arbitration and then on with their lives.


PS: Someone mentioned the Jersey Boyz. I've been at their meeting last weekend. No politics whatsoever. If someone would try the shenanigans our APBA leaders are involved in, they would be taken out to the woodshed for the proper treatment. In the literal sense, not as a figure of speech.

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All this is FINE and DANDY, but the season has started. This a HUGE issue and something that (coulda, woulda, shoulda) been brought to light during the off-season. Alot a shrewd businessmen at work here. And all determining the outcome of the sport we all LOVE.
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