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Wax on, wax off
2006-03-30 11:11
by Bob Timmermann

David Schoenfield of doesn't think that baseball needs to learn balance.

"Thanks to owners with the financial acumen of Mike Tyson, baseball has no salary cap, which means only about 10 teams out of 30 have a chance to win a championship. They know it. We know it. Tibetan monks know it."

Really, Mr. Unnamed Prominent National Columnist? Only 10 teams have a chance to win a championship? Because I'd like to know those 10 teams. The eight teams which made the playoffs last season, right? They must have a chance … and … the Mets and A's? The Blue Jays and Twins? Indians and Giants? Phillies? Cubs? What about the Dodgers? They don't exactly play in a small market or have an uncompetitive payroll, if that's what you're alluding too. And they were just in the playoffs two seasons ago.

I had no idea that Mike Tyson was bad off.

2006-03-30 12:26:56
1.   Humma Kavula
Okay, who is the alleged Unnamed Prominent National Columnist? Google reveals nothing.
2006-03-30 12:32:23
2.   Humma Kavula
Aha! Thanks to my work's nexis account, I can answer the question on America's lips:

Unnamed Prominent National Columnist, you are Rick Reilly.

2006-03-30 12:34:21
3.   Bob Timmermann
Thanks. I was looking.

Albeit, not very hard.

2006-03-30 13:56:14
4.   Shaun P
That's another strike against Reilly.

How many is that now, 140,423,690? That sounds right - 46,807,897 strikeouts total.

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