SILLY WASHINGTON LAWS….I don’t really have an opinion immediately at hand about whether we suffer from a glut of Nobel Prize winners and should clamp down on giving them permanent residency here, but baseball is another thing entirely. Reducing the number of visas available for power hitting shortstops is clearly beyond the pale. Barry Frank, a top honcho at uber-agency IMG, explains the realities:

Look, baseball is basically becoming a Hispanic game. And don’t forget who their employers are — men of considerable means and power. The owners are not going to let their stars get away because of some silly Washington law. I think you’re going to hear some noise.

Indeed. These are men of considerable means and power. They can hardly be expected to sit still for a silly Washington law, can they?

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