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Sports, It is what it is!!

Posted on: December 16, 2008 4:17 am
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People talk about about sports being different from the "OLD DAYS". Ofcourse it is because it isnt the "OLD DAYS". This is the current times and everyone can get all cranky and emotional but the bottom line we made sports what it is today! We voted on free agency, we argue about " SHOW HIM THE MONEY" when it comes to bringing a top pitcher etc. to our team. And then we cry about the ticket prices! Yes, I wish the ticket prices were lower to but they are not and who do we have to blame?  Us.  It is what it is!!
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blacksportgirl
Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2010 9:49 pm
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Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2010 3:14 am
 

Sports, It is what it is!!

great post..i do agree..it lines up with what i am saying...



Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2010 3:14 am
 

Sports, It is what it is!!

great post..i do agree..it lines up with what i am saying...



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2010 6:52 am
 

Sports, It is what it is!!

Since I am a member of the "what it used to be like in the old days" group, let me enlighten you why I think things are different. First, the only way anyone knew about the Yankees, was to read the box score in the paper, or live in the area to either see a live game or a TV game. I remember listening to the Phillies games on the radio, because fewer games were broadcasted.  TV games were on the weekend, when we could see our favorite players.

I don't blame free agency, because if it were up to the owners, the league minimum would be 100K. Can you just imagine Cardinals star  Albert Pujols or Alex Rodriguez playing for a 100K a year? To us mere mortals, that seems like a lot of money, but the owners and MLB in general are making money hand over fist, so some profits belong to the players. It's the owners who raise the ticket prices and build new stadiums so they can jam in more people.

Today, every play and every inning is scrutinized by the talking heads at ESPN...you can see Roy Halladay pitch a great game, or the winning hit by Ryan Howard, and it's played over and over again. Do you know why the Padres are a team very few know about? It's all about TV and the money they pay MLB to broadcast games. The Padres are very rarely on TV, while the big market teams like the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, etc. get all the broadcasts, because they are big markets.

Last, there are some players who are selfish and only care about the money and have no concept of "Team". So, if you ask me, there are a lot of teams I like to watch, like the Twins and Padres, and now the Rangers, because they are  about team and winning, and not about how greedy and selfish they are...some players have this attribute and others don't. Why do you think everyone loves Derek Jeter? Consumate team player.

I don't think the fans are to blame...it's the media and the owners. Yeah, we still go to a game a spend a minimum of $150 to see a game with your family, but that's the way things are...that's what it is.



Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2010 2:07 am
 

Sports, It is what it is!!

hey thanks for the comment..Thank goodness that we didnt bring in Lee, huh. and we did get Holliday.

So go cards.

now it is time to wrap up Pujos...



Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2010 2:41 pm
 

Sports, It is what it is!!

hey thanks for the comment..Thank goodness that we didnt bring in Lee, huh. and we did get Holliday.

So go cards.

now it is time to wrap up Pujos...



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2009 7:52 pm
 

Sports, It is what it is!!

I Totally Agree. Me & My Friends, We Sit Around & Bitch About How The Cardinals Should Bring Carlos Lee When He Was A Free Agent Or AJ Burnett & Matt Holiday. Man I Would Not Like If They Raised Ticket Prices. You Dewitt Would Pass The Increase In Pay-Roll To Ticket Prices. Its A Balance Some Teams Are Better At.


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