Throw The Baseball Exemption Out

In a world of deregulation and market competition, where even Russia and China recognize the fruits of free enterprise, it is quite amazing that America's pastime is exempt from the rules of supply and demand. Major League Baseball's antitrust immunity harks back to 1922 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that baseball was not a business and therefore did not fall under federal antitrust laws. A ruling in 1953 left the door open for Congress to remove the exemption. If the antics of this year's boobs of summer count for anything, it is that the time has come for our Washington senators--and representatives--to act. Remove baseball's antitrust exemption now.

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