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We got one of the best players from Japan batting EIGHTH!!!
 
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And what a deal! $15 million a year for the best player in baseball.
 
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The Yankmees outspend other teams. Wow. There's a news flash.
 
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And what a deal! $15 million a year for the best player in baseball.
Deduct Soriano's salary and Boone's. It not a big deal!
Red Saux are just as bad when it comes to spending...
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Comparing the Yankees to Soccers Real Madrid
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
The Yankmees outspend other teams. Wow. There's a news flash.


Of course if the Red Sox had gotten A-Rod you would have been smiling ear-to-ear. This deal actually is not a big payroll deal for the Yanks. Remove Soriano (who would probably be getting $7-8 million after this season) and Boone's $5.5 million and you are practically at what the Yankees are paying for A-Rod.
 
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I've thought that major league baseball has been broken for some time now, but the ridiculousness that is the Yankees organization once again drives home the point. Steinbrenner may be almost singlehandedly responsible for the death of major league ball in this country. Time for a salary cap. Until there is one, there is no hope for MLB. Now the owners just need to get onboard with such a plan.
The salary cap is precisely the reason that the NFL is the greatest professional sports league in our nation, as well as a good reason why football is the number one spectator sport in this country. Of course, the New York teams are pretty poor on the football field, but at least parity gives them some semblance of hope.
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
I've thought that major league baseball has been broken for some time now, but the ridiculousness that is the Yankees organization once again drives home the point. Steinbrenner may be almost singlehandedly responsible for the death of major league ball in this country. Time for a salary cap. Until there is one, there is no hope for MLB. Now the owners just need to get onboard with such a plan.
The salary cap is precisely the reason that the NFL is the greatest professional sports league in our nation, as well as a good reason why football is the number one spectator sport in this country. Of course, the New York teams are pretty poor on the football field, but at least parity gives them some semblance of hope.


The game has been ruined for some time.
 
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Steinbrenner may be almost singlehandedly responsible for the death of major league ball in this country.
I guess you are referring to the record attendance. By the way, in the 1930's, 1 out of every 4 tickets sold to a baseball game was a game involving the Yankees.
Time for a salary cap. Until there is one, there is no hope for MLB.
You mean how a team with a low team payroll (such as Florida) has no chance of even getting to the World Series let alone winning one?
The salary cap is precisely the reason that the NFL is the greatest professional sports league in our nation, as well as a good reason why football is the number one spectator sport in this country.
Sorry, but that honor belongs to NASCAR.
Of course, the New York teams are pretty poor on the football field, but at least parity gives them some semblance of hope.
And maybe a salary cap will let even the Red Sox win a World Series. Nahhh. Never happen.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
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Sorry, but that honor belongs to NASCAR.
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Please, Please tell me that you are joking. I'm going to have to take another look at moving to Canada if you are not joking.
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
The salary cap is precisely the reason that the NFL is the greatest professional sports league in our nation, as well as a good reason why football is the number one spectator sport in this country.

On what basis? Total attendance for the best attended football team was about 1/2 million. No baseball team had less than 1 million. Of course baseball plays a lot more games but it's a lot easier to sell out 8 games than it is to sell out 81 games. I am sure I could find 8 Yankee games played during the season that were sold out.
 
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Originally posted by Damien Howard:
Please, Please tell me that you are joking. I'm going to have to take another look at moving to Canada if you are not joking.


More people attend NASCAR events than attend football games. NASCAR consistenly gets as good or better ratings than regular season football games. Estimates say that 37% of the American population follows NASCAR.
 
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Don't blame the Yankees for spending money. George is the best owner if you are a Yankees fan. He's the one that spend money back into the team instead of his back pocket. He might be an asshole, but you know you got a man driven to win, while other owners driven by money. BTW, it wasn't Yankees that started the whole salary thing, thanks to Hicks of the Rangers that signed the largest contract in history that started the whole thing. And please don't tell me Boston couldn't afford A-ROD, they just suck period.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
More people attend NASCAR events than attend football games. NASCAR consistenly gets as good or better ratings than regular season football games. Estimates say that 37% of the American population follows NASCAR.


One last thing, a big reason football is as popular as it is has to do with gambling. Eliminate gambling and a good percentage of fans would find something else to do. Biggest day of the year for gamblers anonymous... the day after the Super Bowl.
 
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Originally posted by Mark Fletcher:
Comparing the Yankees to Soccers Real Madrid


a bunch of picnic-aficionados more expensive than R.E.A.L. M.A.D.R.I.D.
 
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