"This is New York, and the fans deserve a team with marquee players," Steinbrenner said. "Where we want to end up is a tremendous mix of young talent
and veterans. And the veterans, the free agents, they cost money. And we realize that. We are going to have a lot of money come off the payroll, and that's going to give us some options. But believe me, we're going to use a good portion of it to get this city the team it deserves."
What really bugs me, REALLY BUGS ME, is how he uses the word DESERVES, like we're somehow more deserving than any other city. Again, I'd bet most Yanks fans don't hold this belief. We want to win every year but in no way do the level-headed fans think we're more deserving than others.
I know he's simply pandering to the fans, but NY doesn't deserve a team of marquee players. Heck, I bet most fans recognize that you need exactly what he says in his second sentence: a blend of youth and veterans. That doesn't mean an all-star in every position.
I caught some (largely justifiable) grief by bashing Sawx fans since they had a lunkhead represent their Nation by attacking a guy in a car with NY plates on it. That lunkhead no more represents the collective thoughts/beliefs/values of the RSN than does
That's akin to someone saying the USA deserves to pay less for gas because, well, we're the USA.
UPDATE: I realized that this was the mild-mannered Hal uttering those Hank-isms. My apologies for the gaff.