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Baseball: new Yankee stadium, playoff schedule,

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Old 08-03-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Venice, Fl
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Recent reports on local sports radio are that the Yankee's television network is for sale. Speculation also that Steinbrenner may be considering selling the team ? Just a scenario, the network sells, Yankees move into a new stadium in 2009. Could the Yankees be setting up the sale of the team with Steinbrenner retaining ownership until they move into the new stadium? Could moving into a new stadium be the end of a dynasty for the Yankees ? If he sells the team I cannot see new ownership holding the team together. Curious if anyone else has heard any of this or is it just insane Florida sportscasters ?
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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Could moving into a new stadium be the end of a dynasty for the Yankees ?
hate to break it to ya, but the dynasty ended after the 2000 season...
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Recent reports on local sports radio are that the Yankee's television network is for sale. Speculation also that Steinbrenner may be considering selling the team ? Just a scenario, the network sells, Yankees move into a new stadium in 2009. Could the Yankees be setting up the sale of the team with Steinbrenner retaining ownership until they move into the new stadium? Could moving into a new stadium be the end of a dynasty for the Yankees ? If he sells the team I cannot see new ownership holding the team together. Curious if anyone else has heard any of this or is it just insane Florida sportscasters ?
Steinbrenner and his group bought the Yankees for Aprox. 10 million dollars (1973). The latest estimate of value was set at 1 billion dollars. Yes there is speculation that "YES" may be offered for sale, (Comcast and Time Warner have been mentioned) the price was rumored to be 2 billion dollars. In total thats a considerable amount of money. I think time and health has limited Steinbrenners involvement in the team and it may be time to move on. I am not a fan of the new stadium but in the end I don't think it will make a difference. If the new ownership buys the team with the same goals as Steinbrenner had they will be fine. The Yankees generate so much money that a 250 million dollar payroll is nothing to them.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Newtown Connecticut
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Steinbrenner and his group bought the Yankees for Aprox. 10 million dollars (1973). The latest estimate of value was set at 1 billion dollars. Yes there is speculation that "YES" may be offered for sale, (Comcast and Time Warner have been mentioned) the price was rumored to be 2 billion dollars. In total thats a considerable amount of money. I think time and health has limited Steinbrenners involvement in the team and it may be time to move on. I am not a fan of the new stadium but in the end I don't think it will make a difference. If the new ownership buys the team with the same goals as Steinbrenner had they will be fine. The Yankees generate so much money that a 250 million dollar payroll is nothing to them.
Without "The Boss" the Yankees are toast....Unless Mark Cuban buys the team which he probably won't anyone else will preside over the fall of the "True Evil Empire"......The moaning from the New York Yankee fans will be heard in the far reaches of the universe... Sweet music to me...It'll be like NYC under the great mayor John Lindsay remember "Fun City?" A cesspool.....Fear not Yankee fans in a hundred years or so you will come back. If that does occur maybe the rest of the world won't have to hear about how many world series you have won in the past....Let's see it's been seven years since you won anything plus one hundred...107... Great number hey. In one hundred and seven years you can be like the Cubs... What will your curse be called? Remember crowds of 3,567....Picture empty seats....Think Tampa Bay of the Marlins.....Lots of empty seats....Yankee Fans won't follow losing franchises for long....Fairweather they are......Good Riddance............
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Old 08-06-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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Without "The Boss" the Yankees are toast....Unless Mark Cuban buys the team which he probably won't anyone else will preside over the fall of the "True Evil Empire"......The moaning from the New York Yankee fans will be heard in the far reaches of the universe... Sweet music to me...It'll be like NYC under the great mayor John Lindsay remember "Fun City?" A cesspool.....Fear not Yankee fans in a hundred years or so you will come back. If that does occur maybe the rest of the world won't have to hear about how many world series you have won in the past....Let's see it's been seven years since you won anything plus one hundred...107... Great number hey. In one hundred and seven years you can be like the Cubs... What will your curse be called? Remember crowds of 3,567....Picture empty seats....Think Tampa Bay of the Marlins.....Lots of empty seats....Yankee Fans won't follow losing franchises for long....Fairweather they are......Good Riddance............
Such anger and hostility perhaps a Red sox fan .
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Newtown Connecticut
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Such anger and hostility perhaps a Red sox fan .
No I am not a Red Sox fan though if they beat the Yankees It's OK with me. I'm simply anti-Yankee and anti anything New York.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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I hope it is the end of the yankees!!
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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We'll have to wait and see if and when this happens what kind of effect this has on the team. In the meantime, I don't see much changing. The thing that bothers me most about baseball is the lack of parity, especially in the AL East. The NL East is next; I'm sick of seeing Atlanta every year (except last year). The Yankees have the highest payroll and can afford to obtain the best free agents year after year. Most other teams simply cannot compete with this. Therefore they will be in the playoffs every year, barring an injury wipeout. They won't necessarily win the World Series because you can beat them in a short series. However, you are almost guaranteed 95 or more wins a season. They have now won the division 9 years in a row and it would not surprise me at all if they kept winning it for the next 20 years. Seven games behind Boston at the moment? No problem. The Yankees have won 18 of their last 25 games. At that pace they will end up with a record of 97-65. Boston is playing well but they will need 100 wins to have any chance for the division. I know I sound skeptical and I hope I turn out to be wrong but right now I don't have much hope that things will ever change. I would like to see a league where every team has a chance, not one where you know the outcome before the season even starts.
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:15 PM
 
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No I am not a Red Sox fan though if they beat the Yankees It's OK with me. I'm simply anti-Yankee and anti anything New York.
Spiritwalker
OK, now I get it.
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:46 PM
 
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We'll have to wait and see if and when this happens what kind of effect this has on the team. In the meantime, I don't see much changing. The thing that bothers me most about baseball is the lack of parity, especially in the AL East. The NL East is next; I'm sick of seeing Atlanta every year (except last year). The Yankees have the highest payroll and can afford to obtain the best free agents year after year. Most other teams simply cannot compete with this. Therefore they will be in the playoffs every year, barring an injury wipeout. They won't necessarily win the World Series because you can beat them in a short series. However, you are almost guaranteed 95 or more wins a season. They have now won the division 9 years in a row and it would not surprise me at all if they kept winning it for the next 20 years. Seven games behind Boston at the moment? No problem. The Yankees have won 18 of their last 25 games. At that pace they will end up with a record of 97-65. Boston is playing well but they will need 100 wins to have any chance for the division. I know I sound skeptical and I hope I turn out to be wrong but right now I don't have much hope that things will ever change. I would like to see a league where every team has a chance, not one where you know the outcome before the season even starts.
Agreed, the Yankees can afford a high payroll but so can many other teams (I'm not saying all). The bottom line is what are these other teams willing to spend. The Met's have added a lot of payroll in the last couple of years and I don't hear too many people crying. I've been a Yankee fan since 1957, (that's the way it was growing up in New York in a Yankee family) but I'm not making an excuse. I don't think the Yankees will catch the Red Sox barring injuries to the Sox. I do think they will battle to end of the season for the wild card. Baseball fans (especially Yankee haters) should love it, 5 teams battling for the wild card. By the way Mariano Rivera just struck out the #2-3-4 Toronto hitters for the save. Back to the topic. Like I said being a yankee fan has had it's moments. I endured some pretty bad teams 1965-1975 and the 1980's were nothing to chirp about either. I think that many people outwardly say they despise Steinbrenner but inwardly wish that he owned the team that they are fans of. Money is never an object to him and that's the bottom line. An end of an era for the Yankees would be bad for baseball, if the era ends the whiners will have nothing to complain about. Then it really wouldn't be fun
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