Saturday, November 7, 2009

Yankees receive big return on investment

It wasn’t so clear at the beginning of the season but then they caught their stride, ended up with the best record in baseball, and by the time the playoffs rolled around we’re the consensus favorite. Now all the haters are lining up to take shots at the Yankees because of their payroll, the steroid confessions, killer bees in South America, etc. The truth is, even if you’re not a New York fan, you have to admire ownership that is willing to do what it takes to put a winner of the field. Say what you will about the payroll, but the Yankee franchise has a very high bar to reach and you’re a fan of one of those teams that hasn’t made the playoffs in a millennium then perhaps you should hope they follow the example the Yankees have set. First they literally went out and got the best money could by to put a winner on the field despite the luxury tax. Then they built the best stadium possible for that team to play in and their fans to watch them, lastly they play the game in an “all or nothing” style which is the way it was meant to be played. Over the past years, people loved to laugh at the Yankees as the afore mentioned efforts didn’t bring any rings, and convinced themselves that the formula didn’t work. Now, you only the grumbles and complaints that the small markets can’t compete with the wealth of the big ones and how it’s ruined the game. Unfortunately, you can’t have it both ways now that the returns are finally coming in on the Yankee investments. The bottom line is they have consistently done things that successful franchises do to stay on top and if you bleed for your club the way real fans do, then you would hope they would adhere to the example and make your club the team that everyone’s talking for months after season’s end. What do you think of the Yankee blueprint? Let us know here and in any of the quick links:
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