After the last few posts, one would think it cannot get any worse. But it can: The Phillies lost their bid to repeat as World Champions! Congratulations to the Phillies for a great season (special shout out to the vastly underappreciated Carlos Ruiz).
Congratulations,too, to the Yankees, of course, of course. As a baseball fan, it is fun to watch Jeter, Sabathia, Damon, Matsui, et. al. But note:
Yankees 2009 payroll: $208 million.
Phillies 2009 payroll: $111 million.
This means it cost the Yanks $97 million to get those last two games. I know the NYC fans think it was worth it. But institute a salary cap and floor in MLB and see what happens then!
Three months ‘til spring training!!!