Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Yankees buy World Series title #27

Wednesday November 4, 2009

Congratulation New York Yankees!

You have proven that if you spend $200 million, $80 million more than your opponent, $60 million more than any other team in baseball and nearly 10 TIMES as much as the lowest payroll team, you can buy a World Series title.

By taking game 6 over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3, the New York Yankees claimed the 27th World Series title in the franchise's storied history.

The Yankees World Series win and the fact that all but one of the teams that made the playoffs had a season ending payroll of over $100 million, has shone a 200 million candlepower spotlight on the fact that the business of baseball is broken.

It has revealed in a crystal clear manner no amount of spin can obfuscate that money is truly the only thing that matters when it comes to a franchises success in baseball.

It is time to make some changes before another generation of fans in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Milwaukee and many other small market towns wake up on opening day knowing they have no chance to watch their team play a playoff game.


  1. It's ironic that your ads by google show Yankee WS gear for sale. I know you have no control over that. I just find it funny.

    As much as I'd like to complain about the Yankees payroll, I do find myself hoping my own Angels, spend some money this off season to fill holes.

    Never-the-less, you're point is well taken. It has to suck to live in a market where you really don't feel like your team has a legitimate hope of getting to the WS. Something should be done... but what and when will always be the big question.

  2. Very Ironic. I mention the Yankees and up pops an ad for the devil themselves.

    I guess its really not the Yankees fault for taking advantage of a flawed system.

    But then never let logic get in the way of a good rant.