One good thing about the rambing excerpt is this quote from Mark Twain:
Base ball, which is the very symbol, the outward, visible expression of the drive and push and rush and struggle of the raging, tearing, booming nineteenth century.For a climax, Josh Ostergaard rushes and struggles to make a raging, tearing, booming point no one ever thought of before:
The Yankees have all the money, so they buy the best players and win the most games, keeping the rest of the league weak, ensuring they will earn more money. Teams like the Royals remain terrible for generations and are unable to keep good players, who leave for wealthier and better teams. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.Remember, Yankee owners are rich and evil, and owners of other teams are poor. Say what you will about the Josh Ostergaards of the world, they really get it.
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Are things finally getting to Eduardo Nunez? Last week he sent this tweet:
* * *Finally: you're the Yankees. Attendance plummeted last year, embarrassingly. How to recapture respectable numbers in 2014? Not this way: