I guess you are jealous of a winning team.
One that cares to invest to get the winning team, or get the from the
farm... For years yankees had the best farm teams around. They just
recognized good talent.
I'm not a big fan of baseball, either (it's a great sport watch if
you're reading a book). I don't mind anyone making money or spending
it but it gets a little boring if the same teams are in the finals,
year after year.
+1 on Yogi. A class act, all around.
Yankees had a basic endless source of mature talent when
it came time to make the pennant run.
They simply bought up whatever talent was available from the smaller
cash strapped clubs in the league.
Teams like the St Louis Browns come to mind.
After Steinbrenner bought the Yankees, he had the family resources
of Kinsman Transit which then morphed into AmShip with ship yards in
Tampa, Fl, Toledo and Lorain on Lake Erie.
Steinbrenner told the union in the Lorain yard, he would shut the yard
down if they went on strike.
After no progress on a contract for a couple of years, the union went
After a couple of more years, a contract was accepted by both sides.
The next day, as promised, Steinbrenner shut the yard down.
It wasn't an unexpected turn of events, they weren't building any new
iron ore boats anyway.
With that background, what would you expect him to do with the
I expect that KRW did not catch DerbyDad's reference about it being crowded,
which is a reference to a YB quote ("Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded").
Or perhaps, he was just being a dick, as usual, and dissing a sports team
that competed successfully against his favorite team.
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