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Saturday, April 15, 2017

For the record: Ponder this next time Hal pleads poverty

Last week, Forbes estimated the value of the New York Yankees at $3.7 billion, nearly a billion dollars more than the second most valuable baseball team in America, the Dodgers.

That doesn't take into account the Steinbrenners' personal wealth from selling their majority shares of the YES network, several years ago, to Rupert Murdoch.


Each family member is certainly a billionaire, probably several times over. They will never in their lives feel the slightest financial pinch. To call them "super-rich" is an understatement. They are not the 1 percent. They are the .0001 percent. 

This doesn't make them evil. It does not make them our enemy. They were born into this wealth, and that's all they know. 

But whenever Harold Zieg Steinbrenner - known as Hal - laments the need to cut salary and avoid those horrible luxury taxes, we simply must remember that he is merely playing a parlor game for his own amusement. 

If Jacoby Ellsbury's contract is a waste of money, it's not the player who should be booed. 

If the Yankees are not competitive, it's not the players who should get booed. 

Just sayin'... 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG.....WHAT YEAR WAS THAT LINEUP?.... BRENDAN RYAN, BRIAN ROBERTS, ZEALOUS WHEELER, ZIOLO ALMONTE?.... TEAM HAL AND CASH PUTTING QUALITY ON THE FIELD, EVEN BACK THEN.... ALL OF THEM ARE LOW PAY ALTERNATIVES TO WHAT WE REALLY SHOULD HAVE ON THE FIELD..... HAL AND CASH HAS BEEN CHINTZING FOR WAY TOO LONG NOW.

Leinstery said...

Almonte has them saying "curses, Zoiled again".

John has had a load of duds the past 4 years, but that one was up there in awfulness. However, I'll never forget Zoilo Almonte because of it.

Anonymous said...

MY FAVORITE CALL FROM JOHN WAS A LONG TIME AGO.....IT WAS FOR JAYSON NIX..
"NIX HAS A KNACK, FOR A KNOCK".... I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT....BUT IT WAS TO NEVER BE HEARD AGAIN..... NIX HIT ANOTHER HOMER, BUT JOHN FORGOT THE FIRST NIX CALL AND SAID SOMETHING DIFFERENT.