Rest in peace, Carmen Berra.
"Yogi said it best," she would say. "‘We have a good time together even when we’re not together.’"
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Posted by el duque at 6:20 AM
If you see something, sign someone.
Under the old regime, we survived ups and downs. But we spent whatever it took, and we won four of out five, plus another in 2009... in time to bid the Boss farewell.
Now, the Steinbrother heirs -- Hal Jung il and Hank Sung il - have instituted new, draconian fiscal policies. Rather than spending money on security, they want to cut the Yankee budget, send pitchers to places like Pittsburgh and Cleveland for nothing in exchange, and they expect the fans to sit back and take it.
Unless we hit the streets with anti-Yankee regime protests - unless we refuse to accept the new austerity policies - we will end up with Chris Dickerson as our lefty DH.
Soon, the Cuban outfield prospect, Jorge Soler, will sign with some MLB team. According to reports, the Yankees are "serious" about him. Well, dammit, they should be. We have few high-ceiling outfielders in the farm system. Soler is a perfect fit. Trouble is, nobody should believe this skinflint Yankee administration is serious about spending its money. It is putting banks ahead of people.
Our Yankee standard of living is about to collapse under the weight of excessive luxury taxes, pushed down our throats by the world baseball cartel, led by $25 million per year Bud Selig. This talk about signing Jorge Soler looks like pure propaganda, an attempt to keep down our growing resistance. They don't want us to be fans. They want us to be sheep.
Well, dammit, it is time to take to the streets.
Occupy MLB. Occupy the Yankees.
PS. If the Yankees DO sign Soler, I am willing to suspend this Call to Action. But I'm sick of this fiscal austerity crap. We are the Yankees, not Kansas City. It's time to spend our money.