The "Privilege" of Being a Bush-League Honeypot


Two Tennessee state senators have come up with a brilliant idea—levy an annual $2,500 "privilege tax" on every professional athlete and coach who plays home games in the apparently oxymoronic Volunteer State. As The Elizabethton Star points out,

the privilege tax would be particularly tough for minor league baseball and hockey players whose contracts pay little more than $1,000 per month.

The bill would also force athletes and coaches to carry "specially numbered identification cards that contain personal medical information such as blood type and allergies to athletes and coaches." Lovely. (Link via Baseball Primer).