Make 'em all free agents, declared Charlie Finley, the former Oakland Athletics owner and rebel, before the onset of baseball's free agency. And this was a tactic that concerned Marvin Miller, head of the players' union.
"My main worry was that someone would listen to him," Miller was quoted as saying in John Helyar's book Lords of the Realm. "It would have been an impossible box. You could not have said you were opposed to freedom."
Finley and Miller understood the simple reality ...
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