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"They Bought the Pennant "

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    That team is called the Baltimore Orioles
  2. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Shame on you, Boom. You forgot Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera (OK, maybe some other team signed Rivera, but he wasn't a big free agent pickup)
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    That other teams choose not to invest in their on-field product is not the Yankees' fault. When McClatchy steps aside next month (assuming such reports out of Pittsburgh are accurate) take the time to understand how much money he will have made on his initial investment over the decade he's been involved.
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member


    It is purely a lucky sperm club situation that the Yankees have that many people living within 50 miles of the stadium. Using the Richards line: They were born on third base and think they have hit a triple.

    God, was that a bizarre assertion... The Pirates can keep up with the Yankees.
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Waaaahhh! Nobody else can compete with the Yankees because they spend the most money!

    Except the Marlins, Angels, Indians, White Sox, Red Sox, Diamondbacks.
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Tonight they passed 4 million in attendance. They do that because they don't cheat the fans.

    Does The New York Times buy Pulitzers?
  7. KP

    KP Active Member

    If Richard Branson or someone wants to go in and buy the Pirates and spend the money, he can. Sure, he may lose money, or he can say, if I buy a winner people will come, create demand and make money through higher ticket sales, higher radio/tv rights. Longshot? Sure. Impossible? No.
  8. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    As much as I think that baseball needs a salary cap and better revenue sharing you have to respect Steinbrenner for going all out ever year. There are teams who don't care enough to play for players that can help them win. Teams like the: Indians, Royal, Devil Rays, Pirates and Marlins (some years) just do not care to pay for quality talent because they are either watching the bottom lines or they are using their teams as tax write offs.
  9. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    or pocketing their revenue sharing money.

    I hate the Yankees with a passion, but respect the way the team organization is run. They have the money, so why not invest it into the product to ensure they stay a top contending team each year? It doesn't guarantee a W.S. win........they haven't won since they really started getting every big F.A. available, in fact the highest payroll to win a W.S. isn't a Yankee team.
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    You can't sit there and tell me that if you had the money Steinbrenner does that you wouldn't spend on the players he has. No one can honestly say they wouldn't.
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Attendance has little to do with it.

    TV contract is it.
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    There's an apples and oranges transition.
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