Real Life Monopoly
Okay, now I’ve ‘gotta admit… sometimes I even think it’s unfair.
But hey… it is the Yankees, would you expect anything different?
Now, if you haven’t already heard of the news that has rocked the baseball world today
then you must live under a rock, but nonetheless I’ll reiterate it here
for no other reason than because it sounds that good: Mark Teixeira will be a New York Yankee… Although some prophesied this move beforehand, I, on the other hand, did not think this was going to happen, but apparently there is no limit
whatsoever to the amount of money the execs will spend this Tex-Mas. However, now that it’s being reported that the
Yanks sealed the deal [with 180 million dollars], what does this deal
mean? The way I see it [something I should never say, as the way I see
things isn't always so normal] is that this means:
1. I will now have to learn how to spell the guy’s name without looking it up anymore.
The Yanks will not be going after Manny Ramirez… unless they are
seriously out of their minds and/or enjoy getting people angry with
their flagrant displays of their wealth, while people are losing their
homes, losing their jobs or having a hard time finding one [namely,
me], or worse… and knowing Hank, that enjoyment is a definite
3. According to Peter Abraham,
this move could mean we won’t be seeing the return of Pettitte, with it
not leaving much room for Andy, unless the Yanks can trade one of their
extra hitters… which just blows. It may be just me but I’d rather
have Old Reliable.
4. I’m going to have to figure out a more unique nickname for Mark than the widely used “Tex”/”Teix”… I’ll get back to you guys on this one.
5. People are going to hate a lot more
than usual [yeah, that's still possible] if the Yanks make it to the
postseason or farther in ’09. [Note: I use the word "if" only because
the confidence people
mistake for cockiness attribute that Yankee fans possess has got us into
trouble in the past... and of course by "past" I mean the past 8 years.]
6. I honestly don’t know what else this means but I felt like there should be more than 5 reasons this move is big news…
P.S. I would like to thank Jane for writing one of the best articles on being a Yankee fan I’ve possibly ever read… All I can say after reading it is amen.