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Hank Steinbrenner quote-major ignorance and arrogance

Postby gatorgreenwell » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:14 am

Clearly upset with what's gone on recently with the low-budget Rays, Hank Steinbrenner's message was clear: Don't forget who's paying the freight.

"I don't want these teams in general to forget who subsidizes a lot of them, and it's the Yankees, the Red Sox, Dodgers, Mets," he told the New York Post in yesterday's editions. "I would prefer if teams want to target the Yankees that they at least start giving some of that revenue sharing and luxury tax money back.

"There are going to be problems, especially if they go after our stars. It's not going to be tolerated."
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:26 am

I thought it was quite funny even though he was talking about my favorite team.
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Postby Matthias » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:41 am

I heard this yesterday and my reaction was: If Hank wants to not send money out, then have the Yankees break off and form their own league and see how much money they make.

The comment was just asinine.
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Re: Hank Steinbrenner quote-major ignorance and arrogance

Postby Field » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:44 am

raiders_umpire wrote:I thought it was quite funny even though he was talking about my favorite team.


Me too. The guy comes off really fake most of the time, he's the type of guy that likes to listen to his own voice and be in the headlines. It's actually rather embarrassing.

Honestly, who really cares what this guy thinks - I know I don't.
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Re: Hank Steinbrenner quote-major ignorance and arrogance

Postby Cyclone177 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:23 am

He does sound like an ass, but I would be kind of pissed if I was subsidizing teams like the Marlins, who don't even have to sell one ticket to make money every year. The Yanks are a team that is trying to win it all every year, not just get out of the red.
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Re: Hank Steinbrenner quote-major ignorance and arrogance

Postby Yoda » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:26 am

While that was arrogant, he is right. A lot of these small market teams pocket all their profit including the cash coming from the big market teams. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. :-D
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Re: Hank Steinbrenner quote-major ignorance and arrogance

Postby JTWood » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:27 am

Cyclone177 wrote:I would be kind of pissed if I was subsidizing teams like the Marlins, who don't even have to sell one ticket to make money every year.

Agreed, but bear in mind that revenue sharing is a problem of the owners to be dealt with among the owners.

Expecting the players to somehow care is pretty lowbrow.
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Re: Hank Steinbrenner quote-major ignorance and arrogance

Postby jlm53089 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:31 am

He does sound pretty stupid.
The Rays used to keep the money, but now they use it more.

But if he has a problem the stop spending over the "cap".
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Postby deerayfan072 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:32 am

raiders_umpire wrote:I thought it was quite funny even though he was talking about my favorite team.


My thoughts 100% :-D
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Postby teddy ballgame » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:45 am

Wow, even a shout-out to the Red Sox. :-]
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