11 March 2006
WBC A THREAT TO THE YANKEES IMAGE?
SORRY, BUT I DON'T THINK SO!
It's not my usual tactic to critisize someone's blog. Blogs are fun and I respect most everyones opinion. But, when you read something that is so off the wall, I had to say something.
Blogger Mark Gallagher, of Inside the New York Yankees.com thinks he knows why GMS3 is against the WBC.
He writes: "...the Red Sox can't do to the Yankees what a successful WBC has the power to do: Make the Yankees less relevant and Steinbrenner knows it." "It's about rejecting a system that would threaten the Yankees' storybook success in the major leagues."
Give me a major league break! Mr. Gallagher actually believes that an exhibition (which is what it really is) series with mostly minor league and lower talent is a threat to the Yankees history.
I put more stock in the Olympic gold medal team than anything that comes out of the WBC.
The fact is world wide, the N.Y. Yankees are the most successful and recognized sports team in the history of professional sports. Even in places where baseball is not well known people can identify the overlapping "NY".
Pitch counts, mercy rules and ties is not baseball.
I respect Mr. Gallagher's opinion. I just feel he is way off base.
The WBC is as much as a threat to the Yankees as was the USFL to the NFL.
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