Baseball contracts used to have a built in “reserve-clause” that prevented players from negotiating their own salaries and gave team owners all the power until Curt Flood came along in the Sixties and pioneered free agency (at the expense of his career). Before the Eighties, runners weren’t allowed to get paid for their exploits; even now, NDAs prevent them from discussing contracts or unionizing or getting paid a living wage (while companies and officials take in all the money from the sport). Quick life lesson: anyone that argues against unions, for contractual opacity, or touts loyalty to a brand or ideal in lieu of raising wages is absolutely padding their own paycheck.