There’s been a lot of hype about the movie Moneyball, but I still have yet to see it. I’m sure I will for sure one of these days, just not quite sure when. The opposite of the Moneyball A’s would probably be the Yankees. There was a funny spoof made at jest.com (a site I’d never heard of) if the Yankees were the subject of the movie. Clever and funny soundbites throughout. I must be losing my touch, because once again I can’t embed the video, but here’s the link. Enjoy!
Ok, someone uploaded it to youtube, so here’s the video without having to click on another site…
October 3rd, 2011 at 4:39 pm
Does the MLB have a competition committee or a prostitution racket? Whoever has the most money gets the best workers:P
October 4th, 2011 at 6:22 am
The Yankees may have the money but it’s the Red Sox who wouldn’t now mind being in their place and playing in the ALDS …….. money or no damn money !
The Red Sox spent $167 million in payroll for the 2011 roster . Not much to show in return on that investment wouldn’t you say ?
Payrolls of the teams in the divisional series : approx.figures
Rangers $103.3 million
Rays $41 million
Tigers $111.4 million
Yankees $206.6 million
Brewers $93.1 million
Cardinals $126.3 million
Diamondbacks $67.9 million
Phillies $172 million
With both the Yankees (YES Network ) and Red Sox (NESN) having their own personal cable sports broadcast programming outlets that also televise not only their own games but that of a number of professional sports as well as at the college level they’re going to be making money even in a down season on the field competitively. Not only that but they can write off losses from the baseball operations against the programming subsidiaries .
Unfortunately not many teams are in that sort of a position , albeit that the Rangers now have their own multi million dollar deal negotiated by their former CEO Chuck Greenberg before he was somehow pushed out by Nolan Ryan and GM Jon Daniel .
I guess the Red Sox during the playoffs given their angst may well choose to show Benny Hill reruns …. Monty Python or something of that ilk rather than televising the postseason series of games don’t you think ?
Ah the win-less ….. Colts things seemingly getting from bad to worse !
Tough loss for the Rays last night .
October 4th, 2011 at 11:52 am
Yeah, the Yankees aren’t the only one that isn’t afraid to spend. I thought the clip was pretty good at mocking them tough, and they did throw in a reference to the YES network…
Hopefully the Rays rebound. They’re down 2-1 in the third inning right now…
October 4th, 2011 at 12:44 pm
It’d be gut wrenching to see the team bow out of this series so quickly were they go lose today ! Given what they were able to achieve especially but the real issue is what now happens once their postseason finale ends . The Rays’ front office has numerous decisions to make concerning the roster and also looking to pare down salary once again . The fans within the area can live in hope as that is all they now have as to this organization’s immediate future. Selig won’t be praising … the Rays …… anytime soon as that’s not his thing . I mean you know how highly he thinks of the A’s don’t you ?
October 5th, 2011 at 2:59 pm
Wouldn’t it be great to see both the Yankees and Red Sox bow out of the ALDS .
Five Up ……. And Five Who Now Appear To Be On The Way Down ….If Not Out …….
October 7th, 2011 at 10:42 am
You got your wish! Can’t say I’m disappointed. I’ve been rooting for Detroit to go all the way for a couple weeks!
October 4th, 2011 at 1:51 pm
I think I’m gonna wait for Moneyball to come out on cable and maybe not even watch it then.
I’ve heard it’s pretty Hollywood and doesn’t hold true to the story but then again, which sports movie does?
October 5th, 2011 at 11:49 am
Yeah, pretty much every sports movie isn’t accurate, which is why I think I love those 30 for 30’s so much because they don’t try to twist it, they give it to you straight up! I hear the movie is mostly from Beane’s perspective, so I definitely want to check it out!
October 5th, 2011 at 6:41 am
Chewbacca could never pitch for the Yankees – they have rules about long hair and facial hair.
October 5th, 2011 at 11:50 am
Haha, good point. Would they sign him for $180M instead of a $120M if he got a haircut!?!
October 7th, 2011 at 10:55 am
Now let’s see if this Phillies’ team has some stones on them !