YANKEES WIN THE PENNANT

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Well, the Yankees have really done it this time. This latest move will guarantee them a World Series win. I don't see any way for them to lose it now.



Frankly I'm a little surprised that even they could afford a 5.6 billion dollar payroll. That's what, at least a 50% increase from last year?



Here's the link:



<a href="http://www.theonion.com/onion3904/yankees.html"; target="_blank">Yankees Ensure 2003 Pennant By Signing Every Player In Baseball</a>



Key point:



Yankees manager Joe Torre, whose pitching rotation, prior to the mass signing, lacked a clear seventh ace, now has the luxury of starting each of his hurlers twice a season.



"As they say, you can never have enough pitching in this league," Torre said. "Especially come playoff time. Now, if we make it to the World Series, we'll be able to start Pedro Martinez in Game 1 and still have him fresh and ready to go for a Game 287, should it be necessary."




Cool.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    that was good.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    [quote] that was good. <hr></blockquote>



    two less words and that would be an EbOy post...g
  • Reply 3 of 7
    Where the [email protected] this come from? :confused: <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[surprised]" />
  • Reply 4 of 7
    Hulk says click the link and find out.



    PS - it's The Onion.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by thegelding:

    <strong>



    two less words and that would be an EbOy post...g</strong><hr></blockquote>

    This one will be more than one word...



    NOOO.... Mike Piazza's head on top of a Yankee uniform!
  • Reply 6 of 7
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    On a more serious note, doesn't anybody think $164,000,000 is a bit much? The Mets are going to be #2 in payroll with ~$120,000,000.



    The Yankee payroll could buy every player on both the 2003 Giants...TWICE! <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[surprised]" />



    [ 02-07-2003: Message edited by: Eugene ]</p>
  • Reply 7 of 7
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by Eugene:

    <strong>On a more serious note, doesn't anybody think $164,000,000 is a bit much? The Mets are going to be #2 in payroll with ~$120,000,000.



    The Yankee payroll could buy every player on both the 2003 Giants...TWICE! <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[surprised]" />



    [ 02-07-2003: Message edited by: Eugene ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    yes,



    it is bad.



    but what are you gonna do about it? the yankees make a TON of money. Steinbrenner is willing to put a lot into his product that others arent willing to. He's willing to pay a ton in luxury tax.



    what are ya gonna do? and if its a business is it really wrong to invest in your product as long as it remains highly profitable? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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