Saturday, November 21, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Unlevel Playing Field

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York)
November 15, 2009

Dear Editor,

"The best team money can buy" sure does fit this year's champs, the New York Yankees. When most teams could barely afford one player, and others none, the Yankees put down cash to buy all three top free agents. It's not their fault that they can afford to do this, however the reason they can is because baseball has no salary cap, thus the Yankees spend, spend and spend some more. The playing field needs to be level for all teams to have a chance. It's not good for the game when one team gets all the good players and others find it hard to stay remotely competitive and survive.

The Yankees are an important part of baseball, but they are no more important than any other team.

Robert M. Scantlin


michael kei said...

I think I know where this guy lives

Anonymous said...

"When most teams could barely afford one player, and others none"

Could we please have the list of teams who played one-on-nine games this year ?

Also, how many teams defaulted all their games because they couldn't afford to field a single player ?