One of the great baseball writers in the country is Joe Posnanski. He almost always provides insight when he discusses the game, and he’s not a stat-o-phobe like many of his compadres. I can’t wait to pick up his latest book, The Machine, about the Big Red Machine (it’s gotten rave reviews, and I’m sure it’ll be worth the read).
His latest blog post gets at exactly the feelings I (and many others) harbor about the latest World Series winners. Of course I hate the Yankees—I think it’s actually built into my DNA somehow. But Joe explains why we shouldn’t buy the Yankee fans’ argument that spending the most money in the game doesn’t guarantee championships—why we should be a lot more outraged by their payroll than I already am. It’s definitely worth a read, especially on the day after the Evil Empire has cashed in yet again.