GoldenGlove31 wrote:Anyone who isn't a Yankee fan, hates the Yankees...Get it through your little Yankee Heads. You don't understand it is ruining baseball.
Ok. I admit it. I’m a Yankee fan. My team is responsible for everything that’s wrong with baseball. I got it. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea …
We interrupt the litany of the apologist for a reality check.
If the rules aren't fair, CHANGE THEM! Salary cap? You bet. Increased luxury tax? Sure. Enhanced revenue sharing? Okee dokee. But spare me the litany of the victim. In every society, every industry, every aspect of life, there are those with the brains and dedication to work with what they have to achieve success, and those who declare themselves victims and constantly look to others to “level the playing field” for them. You know what “levels the field” best? Hard work. Brains. A plan. A clue! You think high payroll is the answer? Please. Check out the Mets. 2nd in payroll in 2003. Where did they wind up in the standings? How bout them Dodgers? Third in payroll. Where did THEY Finish? Or the WORLD CHAMPION Marlins (20th in payroll). Some teams are well managed. Others aren’t. Some teams reinvest their revenue sharing dollars to improve their team, others don't (that you, Mr. Selig?). Some cities will support an MLB team. Others won’t. And no rules change(s) will alter any of that.
We now return to the litany of the apologist
…culpa, mea maxima culpa. Let me know where and when to report for the flogging.