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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!!!
A beauty pitched by Cliff Lee last night (and truth be told Sabathia was pretty good, too). What a great baseball game! Sports-talk radio yesterday afternoon said the x-factor might be Utley stepping up…seems right to me now!
Let’s go: three more Phillies wins!
It’s a big weekend around here for hoops fans.Â I am a Philly guy, and I have lots of ties to our great universities in this area.Â I love LaSalle for the education they gave our daughter.Â I love, love, love teaching on Hawk Hill!Â But my dad got a degree from Villanova, I got a degree from Villanova, and in a few weeks our daughter will get a degree from Villanova.Â This weekend I’m bleeding blue and white–a proud member of the ‘Nova Nation!Â I believed!Â I had ’em in my Final Four from the beginning (I’m 3 for 4, btw…I didn’t see Michigan State coming…).Â I know we can take NC (that “Carolina blue” is kinda washed out, don’t you think?)Â Go Wildcats!!