Grounded Polo wrote:Boston needs to embrace its role as the Evil Empire Part 2. Yankee fans embrace it, Sox fans pretend they're more like the small market teams who can't outbid the Yankees.
Any fans of small market teams like Tampa Bay, you guys have alot guts for still watching baseball, I wouldn't be able to deal with my best players just developing on my team then leaving for Boston/New York to cash in.
At this point, it is impossible to do otherwise. But the reality is that up until last year, the Sox were actually part of a group of second tier teams who were WAY behind the Yankees in terms of team payroll (Sox were 4th highest in 2008 and 2009), though everyone lumped the Sox and Yanks together as the two-headed Evil Empire anyways. I guess the Sox just decided to say "screw it" and make it a reality.
Now go get Russell Martin and Scott Downs, Theo!
"The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else"