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The Yankees Are Great for Baseball

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 7, 2011

I was shaking my head at some of the blogger comments I read this morning that were celebrating the Yankees losing to the Tigers. Many commenters called them “cheaters!”. Huh? How are the Yankees cheating? They have a high payroll. That’s cheating? They operate completely within the boundaries of the rules of signing players. And the other owners don’t complain, in fact they secretly love it, because of how much direct revenue the Yankees bring each time they come to play them in their yard. Not to mention the luxury tax and revenue sharing that they dole out through mlb back to the other 29 teams. They have constructed one of the most successful, BEST cable companies in the world. If you don’t subscribe to the YES network you should know this: they put on the best baseball production (pre and post game included) of any team in the country. It’s not even close.

And another little FACT that everyone seems to miss: most of the time, they aren’t *buying* anything but misery for their fan base. Since their WS win in 2000 they’ve won exactly ONE WS in the last 11 seasons. That’s a percentage of failure that hardly suggests *buying* championships. Forgetting their salaries, that rate of success is right around the same as every other team that’s won a world series over the last 11 seasons. They are “one of the gang” of the more successful franchise’s over the last decade…….

So they aren’t *cheating* and they certainly aren’t *buying* championships, that’s been proven. What they consistently do is put a professional, winning, cash producing product on the field every single year. They also consistently produce a hilarious dysfunctional drama through the press that is better than any soap opera or reality show. Listen, these players are held to a different standard than almost any other player not playing in Boston. They put up with a lot of sh!t and for the most part do it with dignity and honor. Say what you will about A-ROD but he knows what it means to be a Yankee and how to conduct yourself in public. He screws it up all the time, but he knows what he’s supposed to do. In fact, watching him screw it up is another reason that following the Yankees is one of my hobbies. 🙂

They play the villain. Every great story needs one. They know their role. But they aren’t villain’s the way you would look at T.O or Romanowski or guys like that. They play the game the way it is meant to be played and I, for one, have always honored them for that. Watching them lose, and knowing what that does to their pompous fan base, is a sick pleasure to enjoy.

But calling them *cheaters* and the *Evil Empire* just doesn’t make any sense to me…..

By the way, Detroit’s payroll is in the top 10 in all of baseball. This is hardly a case of the poor factory worker taking down his well-off factory owner boss. The Twins, Cubs, Mets and Giants are in the top 10, too. Did they *buy* a World Series this year? Ha, they couldn’t even get into the playoffs. And the Twins, Mets and Cubs were awful this year. Those 3 teams spent about 350 million dollars this year. As Ricky would say, “For who, for what?”

You don’t buy World Series championships. You earn them with a little luck along the way…..

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  1. Flavor said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    And Dennis, I didn’t ever conceive that the Phillies would go down in the first round. But I will be more shocked if the Cards beat the Brewers. But who knows, baseball is bizarre. Any team in the league can play lights out for a week……
    I still say it’s Brewers and Tigers in the WS with the Tigers winning it all. I’m not trying to be a pussy and change my original pre-post season pick. Just sorting out the playoffs as they forage on………..

  2. Flavor said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    And I take back *masterpiece* since I’m a K-snob and for a masterpiece you have to go double digits to get me to kneel down…….

  3. Del Mar Dennis said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Screw these current playoff teams. Our Giants are STILL the defending World Series Champs until someone else wins come Halloween time. And you couldn’t have Halloween without black and orange.

    Go Giants!

  4. blade3colorado said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Maybe I just haven’t heard Charlie Manuel in an interview in quite some time . . . For whatever reason I keep seeing Amos McCoy (Walter Brennan) yelling for Pepino to come here.

    • zumie said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      I’m guessing his country bumpkin act is a lot less endearing to Phillies fans when the Phillies lose.

  5. Del Mar Dennis said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    St. Louis vs Milwaukee: FOX would get better ratings if it showed reruns of the Simpsons.

    Nobody cares.

  6. twinfan1 said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    It seems that everybody is out of the contest… I’ll think about it overnight and maybe do another.

  7. Bozo said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I missed on the Devils over the Texas Toasts but my other horses are still running. I know, I know – That’ll do Clown. That’ll do.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      You got horses running? That’s ironic, so do I — tomorrow at Belmont. And I’m gonna release those horses to you — the betting public — for FREE! Because that’s just the kind of guy I am. [insert sharp object at ready up my ass here]

  8. zumie said, on October 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    The Phillies have Howard signed until 2016, at 25 million per season. It’ll be interesting to see how he does for the next several seasons.

    • Big flavor said, on October 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      Hes going to go “Zito” on them. It’s already happening. Book it

      • zumie said, on October 7, 2011 at 9:08 pm

        And Zito had the benefit of Giants fans being pretty kind to him, all things considered. Howard got booed, while lying on the ground in pain. Could get more brutal in Philly next season. The Philly fans have had their illusions completely crushed the last two seasons.

  9. Trumbo said, on October 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Philly should have let Atlanta win one.

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