• Yanks Are Baseball’s Cash Cow

    Posted by on October 16th, 2006 · Comments (3)

    George Will recently cited the Yankees attendance this season –

    And this year, when the Yankees were drawing 4,200,518 fans to Yankee Stadium, they also played in front of 3,080,290 million on the road.

    This means that one of every ten tickets sold to a major league baseball game this season was for a game involving the Yankees.

    Yeah, the Yankees are bad for baseball…sure.

    Comments on Yanks Are Baseball’s Cash Cow

    1. Raf
      October 16th, 2006 | 12:28 pm

      “Yanks Are Baseball’s Cash Cow”

      And in other news, the sun rose today…


    2. rbj
      October 16th, 2006 | 1:09 pm

      Baseball needs the big bad Yankees. Would anyone be interested in a, say, Devil Rays – Rockies World Series? Don’t look for a hard salary cap in the next CBA — besides, if a team can go from 119 losses to being in the WS in three years, there truly is a lot of competitiveness in baseball (unless you happen to be those aforementioned Devil Rays.)

    3. MJ
      October 16th, 2006 | 2:31 pm

      RBJ, I wouldn’t even classify the Devil Rays as the worst offender. I’d give that title to the Royals who refuse to spend except to spend unwisely. I think their new GM Dayton Moore made some good moves this year but ultimtely it’ll depend on how much of a bastard their owner wants to be. And if history is any guide, their owner will be a big bastard. At least the D-Rays are trying and they’ve got good young players (Crawford, Upton, Young, Baldelli, Cantu).

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