2/19/09

That's the smartest thing I have ever heard anyone say about anything

After John Henry got off of his soapbox and wiped the tears from his eyes, it was only a matter of time before Hank Steinbrenner opened his swimming pool sized mouth. This time, though, Hanky had some worthwhile things to say, rather than just speaking to hear himself talk.

"Along with a few other teams, we're basically baseball's stimulus package," Steinbrenner told The Associated Press.
This is what we at The Fowl Balls have been preaching from day one. The New York Yankees serve as a financial safety net for much of baseball, and their clout is actually helping to stimulate the game. Major League Baseball merchandise sales are split evenly amongst the league's teams, so let me ask you this; when was the last time you saw someone, ANYONE, wearing a Kansas City Royals hat? Not to mention the socialist spreading of wealth disguised as "revenue sharing".
The Yankees are what keeps these teams afloat in many cases, and yet they STILL refuse to spend money on players. This is not a Red Sox-Yankees argument because John Henry is simply an imbecile. He HAS the money, yet he would rather sit back and sign 17 injury cases this winter instead of giving his team what it needs, and his fan base what it wants. This argument is about the small market teams that hoard the money bestowed upon them by the Yankees instead of improving their standing. And, for once, Hank is right.

1 comment:

The Cat said...

Red Sox org is a joke when it comes down to the almighty dollar bill. Is there any circumstance where the Red Sox and their loyal fans would not be whiney you know whats about their lack of offseason moves when the Yanks start making it rain like Pacman Jones in da club?