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The View from the Cheap Seats

Nets’ owner Bruce Ratner announced that an agreement has been reached with Mikhail Prokhorov regarding his stake in the Nets franchise and the proposed arena in Brooklyn. The final hurdle is approval by the remaining NBA owners who have already indicated they’s sign off on the deal. No decision has been reached on Prokhorov’s request that the Nets be allowed to play with seven players on the court and shoot at a nine foot basket.

The View from the Cheap Seats

Last night’s Game One starters, Cliff Lee and C.C. Sabathia, stood as monuments to baseball’s biggest problem: the disparity in payrolls between small and large market teams. As the last two winners of the AL Cy Young Award, they would have been a huge help to an Indians’ staff that featured both until Cleveland couldn’t afford either. Much is made in New York about the “Core Four” of Yankee vets, Rivera, Posada, Pettitte and Jeter, all homegrown and together for much of the Yankees incredible run since 1996. What most miss in that analysis is that, unlike many teams, the Yankees could afford to keep all of them once they became stars. Would the Yanks have swept a Twins’ team that included Johan Santana and Torii Hunter? Would that Twins team have even won the division if the Royals still had Carlos Beltran and Johnny Damon? The fact is, large market teams don’t do anything better than their small market counterparts. They simply make more money because of their location; something baseball needs to address.

The View from the Cheap Seats

By Eddie Mayrose Major League MVP? That Derek Jeter is enjoying perhaps the finest season of his Hall of Fame career comes as no surprise to those who believed he should have always been the Yankees’ leadoff man.  Why it took so long to insert him into the top spot remains a mystery, especially since he was […]

The View from the Cheap Seats

I won’t go so far as to say Brett Favre lied to the Jets about his plans for retirement.  Not because I think Favre had a legitimate change of heart or that no one in his right mind would turn down twelve million dollars.  I just don’t care. Through all of the gnashing of teeth […]


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