Let me first say congratulations the New York Yankees for winning the World Series. Second, allow me to congratulate the Philadelphia Phillies fans for becoming the new Red Sox fans. It was about thirty seconds after the game ended and facebook status updates started popping up saying things like this: “The Yankees bought themselves another title!”
Yes, of course they did. They have the money, therefore they get to spend it on whichever players they want. Is it fair to the small market teams? Probably not, but it is the system we have, and until something changes, why fault them for doing this? Also, if you are a Phillies (or Red Sox) fan, do not cry about them spending money.
Where did the Phillies rank in payroll? Were they down in the bottom with the Pirates and Marlins? Nope, not even close, they were seventh (only a mere $705,000 from the sixth place Angels–and $10,000,000 ahead of the eighth place Astros). The beloved underdogs of the east, Red Sox, were fourth.
If the Phillies decide to go out and spend another $100 million in the off-season, will Phillies fans be up in arms about this? Probably not. Hell, if Bill Gates buys the Pirates and says he wants to spend $300 million a year to win championships, I’ll orgasm onto my Lucky Charms and eat it up. I just threw up a little thinking about that…not the winning part, eating my own jizz.
Baseball season is officially over, and I am sad now (unfortunately for the Pirates it ended back in June). Football and hockey are great, March Madness is fun for the gambling, but nothing is as exciting as baseball season…