Monday, October 29, 2007
previous entry | main | next entry | TrackBack (0)
Why 2007 is different from 2004
Daisuke Matsuzaka: $103 million.
J.D. Drew: $70 million.
Julio Lugo: $36 million.
Eric Gagné: two decent young players, a couple of million dollars, and at least two months from my life expectancy.
Hideki Okajima, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Jonathan Papelbon, Bobby Kielty, Manny Delcarmen, Jon Lester et al: Combined, much less than any of the aforementioned players on this list, but more than I have in my bank account.
Waking up your son and seeing him punch the air with his fist and say "YESSSS!!!" when Papelbon struck out his last batter of the season: priceless.
Congratulations to the Colorado Rockies, for an incredible run to get to the World Series, and for making the last three games much more nail-biting than the term "sweep" would suggest.
UPDATE: In Baseball Prospectus, Joe Sheehan writes about the difference between information and experience when it comes to thinking about baseball:
After tonight, however, I know what cannot be quantified: being able to claim the word “champion” for your own, to scream at the top of your lungs that you’re the best, and get no argument. To dance on a field with your teammates—no, your work family—and embrace and have, for that moment, the knowledge that no one is better than you are.It's interesting to remember that only a decade ago, the dysfunctionally managed Red Sox made headlines for their internecine warfare, while the Yankees exuded professionalism. The roles have certainly been reversed.... in Red Sox Nation, there's not even going to be a controversy about the final ball.
posted by Dan on 10.29.07 at 09:08 AM
Sweet.posted by: Bill Harshaw on 10.29.07 at 09:08 AM [permalink]
Post a Comment: