The Baseball Bloggess has some eye-opening news for us concerning the new omnibus spending bill’s minimum wage provisions and minor-league baseball players.
On Friday, while major league ballplayers in Florida and Arizona were squeezing baseball games in between their tee times, Congress and President Trump were changing the rules of the game for minor leaguers.
You thought starting extra innings with a player on second is ridiculous?
It is. We can talk about that later.
Today’s ridiculosity (not a word; should be a word) is a rule change hidden away on Page 1,967 of the $1.3-trillion omnibus spending bill, signed into law by President Trump on Friday, which dramatically changes fair labor laws as they apply to minor leaguers.
From here on out – thanks to President Trump, Congress, and the wealthy team owners whospent more than $1 million lobbying in Washington these past two years– minor leaguers will no longer be protected by minimum wage or overtime regulations.
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