General commentary from one who should know better. Current NY Yankee events, politics, sports, and other areas of disinterest will be both thoughtfully and thoughtlessly addressed. You decide which is which.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
Yanks Sweep 2014 World Series
The Evil Empire is ready
to become an adjunct of one of the slimiest, corrupt, international
organizations of the early 21st century. Sounds like a match made in
Rupert Murdoch's News
Corp is expected to announce this week that it will acquire a 49% stake in the
YES Network from the New York Yankees baseball team and its partners in a deal
that would value the sports channel at $3 billion.
The deal is structured
to allow News Corp to eventually acquire control of the channel, which
broadcasts Yankees baseball games to 15 million subscribers.
The deal would allow YES
to raise the $2.99 monthly fee per subscriber it currently charges cable and
satellite operators to carry the channel.
Oh boy! That’s great
news, especially if YES will be managed similarly to Murdoch’s American
centerpiece, FoxNews(????). No need for the Yankees to play 3+ hour-long games
with $200 million rosters of under-performing 40-is-the-new-20 players in billion-dollar
taxpayer supported ball parks. Like Fox, YES can simply make stuff up, like
scores and standings, and report it as fact!
I really enjoyed the
Bombers’ sweeps in the 2013 and 2014 World Series, but most impressive was
Derek Jeter winning the Triple Crown, both the Al and NL MVP, Gold Gloves and Cy Young awards at age 50.
All this and the
opportunity to put money into Rupert’s pocket so he can spy, lie, cheat and steal on an ever grander scale.