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Why Buck Martinez feels bad for today's baseball players

Today's baseball players make much more money than Buck Martinez did behind the plate, but here's why he thinks they're the ones missing out.
Today's baseball players make much more money than Buck Martinez did on the mound, but the former Blue Jay's catcher thinks they're the ones missing out. He joins Shad to talk team chemistry, his new book "Change Up: How to Make the Great Game of Baseball Even Better", and what we can all learn from baseball. 14:18
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Today's baseball players make much more money than Buck Martinez did behind the plate, but the former Blue Jays catcher thinks they're the ones missing out. 

In the decades since his career-changing collision, Martinez has stayed close to the Toronto team, going from manager to play-by-play commentator. Through decades of insight and opinion, he argues that money has displaced team unity as the heart of baseball — and that the spirit of the game has suffered as a result. 

Still, he sees hope for the future, as chronicled in his new book Change Up: How to Make the Great Game of Baseball Even Better.

Today he joins Shad to talk team chemistry, winning back lapsed fans, and what we can all learn from baseball. 

Are you a lapsed baseball fan? Can Buck Martinez win you back? (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

WEB EXTRA | In one of the most memorable moments in Blue Jays history, Martinez broke his leg in a nasty home plate collision — and still managed to tag out two Seattle Mariners.

 

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