Tuesday, December 23, 2008

For greater efficiency, eliminate the middleman

I realize I'm repeating myself from a post a couple of years ago, but wouldn't it be more efficient in baseball to eliminate the middleman (the players) by simply permitting the Yankees to purchase wins and championships directly?

E.g., it's the bottom of the 9th inning of game 162 with the Red Sox (or better yet the Rays) in new Yankee Stadium. Winner of the game makes the playoffs. Yanks trail 10-0. Joe Girardi comes out to talk with the home plate umpire, carrying a small piece of paper - a certified check.

Omigod!! The Yankees just purchased 11 runs for $55 million!! The home plate umpire (like the ref in football upon resolution of a replay challenge) announces what has happened. The Yankees win the pennant!! The fans go crazy!! What a comeback!! Greatest team ever!!