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Child labor
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Author:  J Kaufman [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Child labor

For the 18th consecutive season Triple-A Buffalo's right fielder Fernando Martinez has ended up on the minor league disabled list.
[Amazin' Avenue]

Probably why most baseball organizations don't recruit 4-year-olds.

Author:  jjmoney62 [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Child labor

What could they possibly have meant? I can't figure it out in context by reading the rookie writing. Is it a simple typo?

Author:  Wayne Countryman [ Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Child labor

My guess: This was the 18th consecutive season that the team's right fielder -- not necessarily the one named, but whatever guys were on the team during that period -- was put on the DL.

An ugly example of a common mistake.

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