Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Derek Jeter's Diary: A W Is a W Is a W - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

Fake Derek Jeter's Diary is the best. 

"In the movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt says something like, "There are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap. And then there's us." I don't why they felt the need to attack the Yankees like that, as if we're eating steak made of gold while standing on some kind of crap-mountain that's crushing them to death. That's not really the case anymore. There's a luxury tax now, and revenue sharing, and we let Oakland have Bartolo Colon back when we were done with him. That seems pretty fair — let's not make another big movie out of it that ultimately doesn't win any Oscars. Don't get me wrong, there's obviously a revenue disparity, especially when you look at the upper deck they've closed off at Coliseum and realize there's an entireSlumdog Millionaire shantytown up there now, and that there's an unmanned donkey-cart wandering around center on nights they can't scrape up the money for an actual third outfielder. But that's more a mismanagement question than an unfairness question, trust me. They pay for the clubhouse soda machine now, they're not necessarily putting all their money between the lines anymore."