Baseball

One of the things I don’t like about major league baseball is that the small market teams don’t have a chance to win because the sport doesn’t have enough revenue sharing.  (As I write this, the Tampa Bay Rays made it to the World Series, but that was an aberration).  We complain that the NFL has a lot of turnover with its rosters, but the fact is that most NFL teams have a chance to compete every year because of revenue sharing, whether they are in New York or Green Bay.  You can’t say that about baseball.  In fact, it’s really disgusting how the Yankees constantly buy up all the great players.  They took Mike Mussina from the Orioles, Randy Johnson from Arizona, Roger Clemens from Toronto, Alex Rodriguez from Texas, and even Johnny Damon from Boston.  I usually don’t think it’s right to enjoy the misery of others (except in the case of the Yankees).  So every year they don’t win the World Series (eight years and counting) is a good year.  They won four out of five years before that, though, while teams like Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Milwaukee rarely have a chance at a winning season. 

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