So I saw this:
And linked to this: Fans see red over Sabathia’s green
And this is the full comment in all of its idiotic glory:
As many families struggle to pay their bills and watch their mortgages foreclose, becoming homeless, the Yankees have the audacity to offer a pitcher nearly $23 million per year of a salary. This shakes me to the core. The Yankees are spitting in the faces of the true American MLB fan, laughing at our disparity. Oh, I know that my beloved Mets aren’t much better. However, honoring existing contracts is one thing. Offering this kind of salary to an athlete as a new contract would have been reasonable, even expected, in a prosperous time for our country. But that time is not now.
Please, sir, pray tell: what would you have the Yankees do in this time of economic trouble? Pay off $23 million in mortgages for average folks every year instead? Did the New York Yankees become a 501(c)3 when I wasn’t looking? The Yankees should have offered Sabathia much less money, and justified the lowball offer, ya know, because of the economy? You are such a shmuck.
Whoever wrote this is such a fool. The Yankees have “the audacity” to offer a slightly above-market contract for the best player available, doing with their billions what they think is best for the team (and, ultimately, to make more money), while other people struggle. Are you a communist? Do you think that if some people are struggling, everyone should? That’s just dumb. And complaining about the Yankees and one contract is stupid to begin with, but to hang your hat on the economic crisis as the basis for this contract being “wrong”? That’s all new levels of stupid.