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Again its jai alai time and my associate will be playing at Miami when they start.  I hear many new faces filling the uniforms, not sure if its good or not good but one thing for sure it will be differnt.  Its not the Miami jai alai that we all know and love.  The roster was getting really old anyeways and very uninspired play by the old guys.  Mr Arrasate told my associate to just go play the game the way its supposed to be played.  They have been refered to as gypsy jai alai players just laying low and skulking around until an opportunity comes along for some play.  My associate thinks if you work this job its just like working any job.  Doesnt matter what job it is, its just a job.  Look at it way.  You can be a cook, chef, driver, mailman, salesman, they just happen to be a jai alai player.  Mowing lawns or playing jai alai, what is the difference anyways?  Actually you can go do yardwork and then go play jai alai, same thing.  So the new roster is set and will be a rag tag group for sure.  Its sthe means to a necassary casino venture.  So young or old, fat or small, jai alai is the game to be played.   

Mowing lawns or playing jai-alai; what's the difference? Same thing? Maybe mowing lawns is a more secure and permanent job than being a jai-alai player at this point, which makes me wonder what these "Gypsies" do for a living when they are not playing? Collecting unemployment until a jai-alai gig shows up? I don't know who is going to play at Miami, but I do know that at least half or more of the amateur players who tried out at Miami are well into their 50's and even early 60's. What do they do?.....take a 4 month vacation from their regular full time job to throw a ball around? It worked in the 70's and 80's, but not in this day. I don't know who your associate is (probably better that I don't), but some of these amateur players need to grow up.

It really is sad that a very historic fronton is considering to hire players who are almost old enough to collect social security. Where is the common sense? But, on the same token, I get it; it's just another way of Miami saying "We don't care anymore".

I'm guessing that there will be no simulcasting on this product.   With the same people involved that produced the last mystery season at Fort Pierce, highly doubt statistics will even be externally shown.

My curiosity deals with Juan Arrasate...Arra.    His entire life consumed with the sport......participated and profited during its great years.  Highly entertaining product which brought all of us enjoyment.

His choice now is to stay involved in the business, holding tryouts where "we" are giving out contracts to anyone who basically can hit the front wall with one throw.   "We" don't know what the final roster is going to be but for Arra its going to look alot different than what he has ever seen in Yankee Stadium.

  

Hello Mr Alec Smith,  If you must know, my associate got his start playing in the Phillipines but went unemployed when the evil Marcos outlawed the sport.  He is closer to 70 than 60 years of age but can still play.  I really feel he will be the main competition for the other players.  He had a remarkable money percentage in the Phillipines.  I use the term "mowing lawn" because that is what he used to do and it keep him in great shape.  It seems you are down on the new players but you have to look at it as they are all trying to better their lot.  Why mow lawn when you can be a pro jai alai players?  There was a slight conflict with his monthly SS income and they decide they can treat him as a private vendor so as not to upset anything.  

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Mowing lawns or playing jai-alai; what's the difference? Same thing? Maybe mowing lawns is a more secure and permanent job than being a jai-alai player at this point, which makes me wonder what these "Gypsies" do for a living when they are not playing? Collecting unemployment until a jai-alai gig shows up? I don't know who is going to play at Miami, but I do know that at least half or more of the amateur players who tried out at Miami are well into their 50's and even early 60's. What do they do?.....take a 4 month vacation from their regular full time job to throw a ball around? It worked in the 70's and 80's, but not in this day. I don't know who your associate is (probably better that I don't), but some of these amateur players need to grow up.

It really is sad that a very historic fronton is considering to hire players who are almost old enough to collect social security. Where is the common sense? But, on the same token, I get it; it's just another way of Miami saying "We don't care anymore".

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