jdh wrote:Unfortunately, it's shortsighted owners that care only about themselves and the short term (read Steinbrenner) that will prevent any more money going into the Expos.
I know that Steinbrenner does some crazy things but the Yankees pay more (by far) in luxury tax to teams such as the Expos. If they CHOOSE not to spend that money for whatever reason, how is this his fault? IMHO, the only way that the Expos will get "more money" is if:
1. They are sold
2. They are moved
3. They choose to spend money on the team
I find it strange to defend him for some of the things that he's done in the past but he made an excellent business deal in acquiring the team, cares more about winning than anyone, spends more than anyone to win, and had the balls to create his own network.
Back to the original point.......That is a disgrace that a team in contention isn't "allowed" to improve itself. What do we expect from a man that allowed an owner to sell his team to the league, buy another, and bring all of his employees with him to the new team.
Is global warming also his fault?