And I read a lot
of italics.Gene Wojowhathaveyou
on the complete surprise that rich teams can win:
The Nation keeps annexing territory that once belonged to the Yankees. And with each championship, the Red Sox are reversing the conventional financial wisdom of the sport. Fat payrolls -- and the Red Sox have the second-fattest in the majors at $143 million -- can work if the people operating the wallet know what they're doing.Italics
, of course
, are his. The notion that large
payrolls are detrimental
is one of
the stupidest ideas that have been floating around baseball
for a while, an
d that's saying somet
hing. I think it all stems from the wildly overbelieved belief that rich guys simply can't get along, so if you put them all in the same clubhouse, of course it will implode in on itself.
Hey, look: it turns out if you start winning, people love each other. And there is some correlation between how good a player is and how much money he makes.
Here's some more unconventional financial wisdom: more money will buy you a better
house, not a shittier
one. You're welcome.
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