Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I just read a story about the New York Mets perhaps losing as much as 70-million dollars this year. What? How the heck can you operate in the top market in America, with that fan base and bleed cash like that? Is it me or have things gone so askew financially that the figures in these stories seem made up? When George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees from CBS back in 1973 the price tag was only 32 million for the most recognizable, successful American pro sports franchise. Now a team is losing twice that in one year. Sorry, that's just plain nuts and a bad indicator of where we've headed as a society.
Really bad loss last night for the Thunder. It also revealed what can happen when you lean on inexperience at critical junctures in the post season. No question Kevin Durant, James Hardin and Russell Westbrook are terrific talents, but they're 22, 21 and 22 years old. Obviously it was a killer when Hardin fouled out but the youth played a factor. Let's face it, history says a price must be paid and as a rule, guys don't come to the pros and take over. Even when a rookie named Magic led LA to the title he had guys like Kareem in his prime, Jamaal Wilkes and Spencer Haywood to lean on. And that's Magic Johnson. Harsh lessons, but they'll likely bode well in the coming years as this team continues to make deep playoff runs.
No shows today as we have Oregon at Portland in baseball with a first pitch of 3pm. Enjoy!

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