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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Randy Johnson Pushes Yankees Over $200 Million

The Yankees recently agreed to a deal with Randy Johnson that will pay him $32 million dollars over the next two years. By adding him to the team, they've pushed their total payroll for next season up to over $200 million dollars, the highest total in baseball history.

I know $200 million may not seem like a lot of money at first, but here are just a few of the other things that George Steinbrenner could've purchased for his money:

  1. One million shares of Google stock, surely a better investment than the left arm of a 41 year old pitcher.
  2. An army of 2 million RoboSapiens. RoboSapien is the future and the future is now!
  3. 13 more private islands for Mel Gibson
  4. Every song that's ever been downloaded off of iTunes.
  5. Nearly every player on the 6 teams with the lowest payrolls in 2004 (Milwaukee, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Florida, and Cincinnati). Can you say salary cap?