Well the Yankees won another world series. I guess it had been a few years. But when you go out in the off season and spend nearly 450 million dollars, you OUGHT to win. Players on a team like that ought to feel a little weird. It’s kind of like a guy playing basketball against a girl. If he wins, he really can’t feel all that proud of himself; he ought to have won. No glory in that. And if he loses, wow, he lost to a girl; that’s worse than just losing. With no real pride and the possibility of deep shame, it’s really a no-win/break-even situation. I think it would feel a little weird suiting up in the New York pin-stripes. Go Rays.
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