Cracking down on lucrative perks

MLB, union ban future personal-service deals and all milestone bonuses

Updated: April 20, 2012, 8:07 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Somewhere along the line, we hope your dad -- or, at the very least, your lawyer -- gave you this important advice:

Always read the fine print.

Apparently, somebody once gave the powers that be at Major League Baseball and the players' union that advice, too -- because the small print in two recent monster contracts have clearly gotten their attention.

One of those deals was signed last winter by a gentleman named Albert Pujols. And here's one thing you can bank on: ...

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