Re: MLB scalar question?
posted at 11/17/2013 5:47 PM EST
In response to pinstripezac35's comment:
In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:
I don't know what the deal is, but it's a little disheartening to me. For most players, it's all about the money.
I realize that baseball is a business, but what happened to virtues such as playing for the love of the game, playing where you're happy, team loyalty, loyalty to the fans, etc.
I understand that loyalty works both ways, and that some players who have given hometeam discounts have gotten screwed (ie Bronson Arroyo). IMO, both sides should work a little harder at showing loyalty to each other.
Then there's Johnny Damon, who sold out and turned his back on the fans that made him the icon that he was here for more money.
are those the oakland fans or sox fans we are talkin about
is it fair to assume that only in boston
it's ok to come for the money but not to leave for the money
someone else showed it yesterday
glad to see the deep down love for johnny is still there
Loyalty aside, it seems like players are leaving a team/city that they thrived in, that they enjoyed playing in, that they were happy with, for the sake of a few extra million. They then seem to end up regretting the decision.
but no worries johnny was happy in ny
Is the few extra million really worth sacrificing these things? After all, what can you buy with $48 million that you couldn't buy with $45 million?
I guess the difference is that, had he stayed in Boston, they'd have been naming parks after him. In NYY, no one will remember him in another couple of years. I just think it is a little sad if someone is willing to sell their values. Switching the teams isn't so bad, but developing the caveman image, then cutting the beard and wearing a suit and tie everyday, just feels odd.