This is a picture from Nick Punto's Twitter account of Beckett, Gonzalez and Punto on their way to LA on an airplane. Man, Twitter's so freaking cool.
What's interesting to me though is the Dodgers and how they'll be perceived. Lord knows, the Yankees have been bashed for years because they went out and bought players that would help their team win. Seems like a weird strategy right? Notice the sarcasm. The Los Angeles Dodgers are doing what they're supposed to do. If you have the money to purchase guys and guys you think can help your team are available, don't you go for it?
HERE.... let me guess... the moon is next, right?
Look, I wish the Dodgers well. But, I wish the media would be alittle more consistant when it comes to teams and their purchases. The Yankees will forever be hated by the sports media because when George Steinbrenner came in, he came in with an iron fist, demanding wins and in turn, he got wins with guys like Reggie Jackson and Catfish Hunter.
Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neill and David Wells. The media jumped all over him suggesting he was buying championships and then anti-Yankee fans joined in. All I have to say is, where are those sports pages that are defending the great Yankee teams? My friend Tony said it best in a tweet to me the other day. He wrote:
Shane Victorino. Hanley Ramirez. Josh Beckett. Adrian Gonzalez. Hell, he had an opportunity, he has the money, he's going for it. It's the American dream, you play to win, in baseball, in life! So let him, but I just wonder, will the media start blasting the Dodgers for buying a championship? Monitor it...watch it closely, because I have news for you...they won't. God forbid the Yankees sign a big name starter this winter though, they'll hear it again from around the globe, much like they did when they signed CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett and Mark Teixeira... and won a championship.
Look, all I'm saying is this...at the end of the day, the whole reason for owning a team isn't to just get by, it's to win it all. So... the Dodgers are taking a page from the Yankees playbook. I applaud Magic Johnson, but I wonder if he'll hear the same crap us Yankee fans have heard for years... No... I doubt it.
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