Sunday, October 19, 2014
blocktheplate:

Minor-league lawsuit claims MLB fails to pay minimum wage to minor-leaguers


Minor-league baseball players regularly work 60- to 70-hour weeks with only two or three days off a month, but they get no overtime pay. They receive only a $25 meal per diem — no salary — for the mandatory four to six weeks of spring training. Same goes for any instructional leagues they may be required to attend when their 140-game schedule ends.




Players are required to pay $5 per day in clubhouse dues for each home game


A handful of players receive six-figure signing bonuses in their first year, but many sign for $5,000 or less. So most players earn less than the federal U.S. poverty line, which in 2014 is an annual income of $11,670 for a single-person household.




How does a $9-billion industry like Major League Baseball get away with this?



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blocktheplate:

Minor-league lawsuit claims MLB fails to pay minimum wage to minor-leaguers

Minor-league baseball players regularly work 60- to 70-hour weeks with only two or three days off a month, but they get no overtime pay. They receive only a $25 meal per diem — no salary — for the mandatory four to six weeks of spring training. Same goes for any instructional leagues they may be required to attend when their 140-game schedule ends.

Players are required to pay $5 per day in clubhouse dues for each home game

A handful of players receive six-figure signing bonuses in their first year, but many sign for $5,000 or less. So most players earn less than the federal U.S. poverty line, which in 2014 is an annual income of $11,670 for a single-person household.

How does a $9-billion industry like Major League Baseball get away with this?

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jhunnyplaysdamello:

rozenstar:

taliabobalia:

long distance relationships

This made me laugh louder than it should

Bye

(Source: daniels-gillies)

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

fired from my job and single now, all in the span of an hour and a half. And i thought i’d never feel as alone and stressed as i once had.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

"not everything is a metaphor" she once said to me

she is so down to earth and i will always appreciate that

sometimes i realize there are so many things i won’t remember in 50 years like the way the sky looked this morning and all the dogs i saw today and my mom’s voice and i get so sad i never want to forget

(Source: infiltration)

Saturday, October 4, 2014
want…

want…

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
vincentvangogh-art:

Path in the Park at Arles, 1888
Vincent van Gogh

vincentvangogh-art:

Path in the Park at Arles, 1888

Vincent van Gogh

I think Bigfoot is blurry, that’s the problem. It’s not the photographers’ fault. Bigfoot is blurry and that’s extra scary to me. There’s a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Mitch Hedberg (via archiemcphee)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

nakedly:

being called annoying is literally the worst thing ever because then you’re scared to ever say or do anything again and you end up isolating yourself because you think everyone hates you and you feel insecure about everything. long story short pls dont call people annoying

stability:

people who feel comfortable pooping anywhere other than their house are not to be trifled with

(Source: stability)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
blastedheath:

Arthur Streeton (Australian, 1867-1943), The Giudecca Lagoon, Venice, c.1938. Oil on canvas, 62 x 100 cm.

blastedheath:

Arthur Streeton (Australian, 1867-1943), The Giudecca Lagoon, Venice, c.1938. Oil on canvas, 62 x 100 cm.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
i was talking to my uncle today
and he said -
he had great loves
when he was my age,
but as great as they were
he doesn’t remember their names.

and my heart sunk
to the pit of my stomach,
because i imagined you,
years from now,
saying the same thing
to your kids,
trying to remember
what you called me.
m.v., athazagoraphobia (the fear of forgetting, or being forgotten). (via findingwordsforthoughts)