View Full Version : Yankees Prohibit Players to play Billiards?
01-27-2004, 10:44 PM
The Yankees want their players to play baseball and nothing else. The standard Yankees contract prohibits participation in even the tamest activities, including bowling, bocce, table tennis, billiards , fishing, croquet and shuffleboard. More adventurous pursuits — log-rolling, luge and steeplechase — are also banned.
They might just pay Mr. Boone the $5.75 million salary just to make sure they have the 3rd baseman next year..
Read the entire story here... (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/27/sports/baseball/27BOON.html)
01-27-2004, 10:52 PM
How about playing SNOOKER or POOL?
01-27-2004, 11:01 PM
Lawyers... can't even get it correct about POCKET Billiards..LOL
Boone will get his money...one way or the other..
While I understand putting these items in the contract to save their own butt, I don't understand what could happen playing pool. You can get hurt in bowling, and maybe in table tennis if you are diving for the ball but that is pretty extreme. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
As far as Boone getting paid, I say no way if he is out for the season.
01-28-2004, 08:28 AM
I don't think they think playing Billiards will harm you. It is more like someone hitting you with a pool cue that will harm you.
Boston"s Jim Lonberg made that clause necessary. Jim was never the same after skiing into the woods. ####
More proof that Steinbrenner has more money than brains.
01-28-2004, 10:08 AM
Hey Tom. During the season, Roger Clemens and Andy Pettite were approximately once- or twice-a-month regulars at Amsterdam. Derek Jeter, who lived across the street, was in a few times also.
It's a shame Clemens and Pettite are moving to Houston. I could have made a fortune in blackmail. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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