Let the spending begin!
Oh, why not. Yes, it’s tacky to talk about money given the state of our economy, but I’m sick of people sniping at the Yankees’ big payroll. Never mind that the Red Sox, Mets, Angels, and Dodgers aren’t exactly penniless. I’m tired of pointing that out. Plus, it’s true that the Yankees have the deepest pockets now that some of those pricey contracts are coming off the books. We have sacks of money, in fact.
In today’s NY Post Joel Sherman has some thoughts about how the Yanks could spend the dough. But the point I’d like to make to Cashman is…..Just spend it. It’s not coming out of our college tuitions or mortgage payments or shopping sprees to Neiman Marcus. (I know, I know. Palin is returning the clothes.) And we’re grownups; we’re aware that all the spending doesn’t guarantee us a championship and we can handle it if some of the deals are a bust. But for God’s sake, Cash, if you’ve got the green light to sign somebody good, sign him!
Over at the Sox and Pinstripes blog, Jeff (the Sox advocate) says he no longer fears the Yankees. He respects us; he just doesn’t quake in his boots at the sight of us anymore. My answer? We’re still the New York Yankees who won 26 World Championships and we’re proud. We wear our hearts on our shoulders.
On the backs of our heads too.
Even our highest paid player wears his pinstripes proudly.
So be afraid, people. Very afraid.