acsguitar wrote:the truth is that Stein doesn't make tons of money off the Yankees.
Steinbrenner probably makes more off the Yankees while the salary is at $200 million than any other owner does off his team.
You're forgetting the partnership the Yankees have -- only team who could have gotten such a partnership -- with Manchester United and the subsequent overseas market they get from that. I'm only brushing the surface of extra non-NY revenue Steinbrenner recieves every year.
Go ahead and blame the other owners for being greedy by "pocketing" the money, but you're writing off George's spending sprees as being "passionate", while he's really being greedy in his own way by somewhat purchasing titles, purchasing fan favorites from other ballclubs, and making it near impossible to root for his product if you aren't a born Yankees fan. Do you really think George would be for full-blown revenue sharing? Of course not; and you'd equate that with passion for the Yankees, while in the end it's really self-greed and a lack of passion for baseball itself.
Go ahead and think George is great, but the fans of 29 of 30 teams think otherwise. He's no Mark Cuban.