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#27 Oct 29 2013 at 6:21 PM Rating: Good
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I'm waiting on my Mets to make it, which would mean two things. One, that they've finally gotten a good line up. Two, the apocalypse is nigh.
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At least you're not a Cubs fan.
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#29 Oct 29 2013 at 6:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
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It's a sport where success is paid for. The last 5 world series were teams that have very high payrolls
So you mean it's like any other team sport? Shocking.
The irony of all that our most popular sport (that whole American football thingy) is rife with socialist ideals like profit sharing and salary caps. They argue it makes it more competitive and interesting.

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#30 Oct 29 2013 at 9:01 PM Rating: Default
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If I followed Baseball playoffs, I'm sure it would be drowned by the start of the NBA pre-season.
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It's a sport where success is paid for. The last 5 world series were teams that have very high payrolls
So you mean it's like any other team sport? Shocking.
The irony of all that our most popular sport (that whole American football thingy) is rife with socialist ideals like profit sharing and salary caps. They argue it makes it more competitive and interesting.

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#32 Oct 29 2013 at 11:02 PM Rating: Good
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It's a sport where success is paid for. The last 5 world series were teams that have very high payrolls.


A top 5 payroll team hasn't won the series for at least 4 years
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#33 Oct 30 2013 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been amused (and dismayed) at all the bizarre plays and calls so far this Series. As near as anyone can tell, *no* game had ended on an obstruction call, let alone a World Series game.

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It's a sport where success is paid for. The last 5 world series were teams that have very high payrolls.


A top 5 payroll team hasn't won the series for at least 4 years


And in those 4 years only 5 different teams have gone, and those 5 teams have an avg salary (this years numbers, probably similar over the years but i dont have that data unfortunately) of $133m. MLB average is $103m. If you go back 1 more year (yankees and phillies) that number becomes $151m.

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So you mean it's like any other team sport? Shocking.


Can't speak for sports other than baseball and football, but football isn't really like that because of the salary cap. There's only a $35m difference between the jacksonville jaguars who are the lowest (excluding Oakland's very low rebuilding payroll) and the highest paid Seahawks, and that difference is mostly just due to what players are available to sign at a price the organization deems reasonable. Jaguars don't suck because of lack of money. They are simply needing a few key pieces before becoming great and nothing is available at the right price for the organization. The Seahawks will have to release/trade some amazing talent away eventually once those players decide they want money that will take the Seahawks beyond the cap, which will redistribute that talent throughout the league.

Theres a $156m difference between the Mariners (who aren't even close to lowest paid) and the top paid Yankees, who've been to the playoffs 17 times out of the last 19 seasons btw. And until a salary cap is instituted i see this difference only increasing. The Mariners are losing fans to freaking soccer FFS. That's as un-American as it gets! Give every team a $103m cap and let's see what happens...

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If sports was about paying the most, the Leafs wouldn't have been perennial cellar dwellers.

Also, Oakland doesn't have a rebuilding payroll. They have *** tons of dead money.
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#36 Oct 30 2013 at 4:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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The Seahawks will have to release/trade some amazing talent away eventually once those players decide they want money that will take the Seahawks beyond the cap, which will redistribute that talent throughout the league.
See now this is the interesting part, the internal bickering and political maneuvering it'll eventually cause. People all fighting over who gets the money. Who takes a cut "for the team"? Is there up and coming talent dethroning expensive people? How long can a good team ride under the cap before star players look to cash in? Who's there for the group and who's there for the money? Is it worth a paycut to be on a playoff team? Or do I want to be the lone big star in a small market with a fat paycheck?

Dramas I tells ya; is good stuff.

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Edited, Oct 30th 2013 3:31pm by someproteinguy
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#37 Oct 30 2013 at 5:09 PM Rating: Good
God I hope the Sox put it away tonight. Sure, it means less money for my hotel. But god **** that game 6 loss when we were up 2-1 over the Blackhawks in the 3rd was devastating. Since tonight isn't a must win, I'm not too nervous. But they lose it imma be nervous all god **** day tomorrow...

I predict if the Cardinals continue to pitch to Ortiz tonight, the Sox bring home their first World Series victory at home in my lifetime. Also wonder if Obama will be there. His motorcade went by my hotel around 4p...
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#38 Oct 30 2013 at 6:08 PM Rating: Good
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Give every team a $103m cap and let's see what happens...
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#40 Oct 31 2013 at 6:44 AM Rating: Good
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God I hope the Sox put it away tonight. Sure, it means less money for my hotel. But god **** that game 6 loss when we were up 2-1 over the Blackhawks in the 3rd was devastating. Since tonight isn't a must win, I'm not too nervous. But they lose it imma be nervous all god **** day tomorrow...

I predict if the Cardinals continue to pitch to Ortiz tonight, the Sox bring home their first World Series victory at home in my lifetime. Also wonder if Obama will be there. His motorcade went by my hotel around 4p...


Apparently John Kerry was there.
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I like seeing Boston win stuff. They're good winners.
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Theres a $156m difference between the Mariners (who aren't even close to lowest paid) and the top paid Yankees, who've been to the playoffs 17 times out of the last 19 seasons btw. And until a salary cap is instituted i see this difference only increasing.


There will never be one, ever. Too many games, too many entrenched interests, not enough marketable stars who can effect outcomes of games.
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God I hope the Sox put it away tonight. Sure, it means less money for my hotel. But god **** that game 6 loss when we were up 2-1 over the Blackhawks in the 3rd was devastating.

Please. Spend five minutes with a Leafs fan.

Thank god the city finally won something. Our long two year nightmare is finally over.
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#44 Oct 31 2013 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
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For you maybe. Celtics suck & the Patriots look like the worst 5-2 team in football. The Bruins might have another shot this season though...
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Our long two year nightmare is finally over.


For you maybe. Celtics suck & the Patriots Seahawks look like the worst 5-2 7-1 team in football. The Bruins might have another shot this season though...
FTFY.
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God I hope the Sox put it away tonight. Sure, it means less money for my hotel. But god **** that game 6 loss when we were up 2-1 over the Blackhawks in the 3rd was devastating.

Please. Spend five minutes with a Leafs fan.

I feel slightly better about being a Mets fan; and a (NY) Jets fan for that matter.
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Haha... wow.
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Meh. Every city has its zealots. You don't see me cawing about on here, trash talking the Boston fans, do you? :P
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#50 Nov 01 2013 at 6:12 AM Rating: Good
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Sure, but threatening to take down a commercial airplane on a public forum is pretty stupid, probably illegal and likely to generate negative consequences for the tweeter.

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You don't see me cawing about on here, trash talking the Boston fans, do you? :P

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