First you have those perennial economic stimulators the New York Yankees. I'm not going to even get into who they signed. But a half billion dollars worth of talent? Do you Steinbrenners know that there's a recession/depression going on? Do you really feel that your fans are going to be able to attend games as often because of the financial binds that people are finding themselves in today? Have you given any thought to this whatsoever? If not, well that's your problem. Don't think that I'm going to be sitting up tonight worrying about your excesses.
While they're not even in the same galaxy with the Yankees, does it surprise you that our wonderful Pirates nevertheless feel compelled to lavish money on their own stiffs, er players, even if it does happen to be one Adam LaRoche?
Above: Adam (left) with baby brother Andy prior to the infamous trade that made both brothers Buccaneers. The Pirates were apparently so impressed with Adam that they thought they couldn't go wrong with Andy. Unlike Adam who suffers with attention deficit disorder, Andy is perfectly healthy, just lazy. Yes, the Pirates have always been astute judges of talent.