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    Default Dodgers owners need a huge reality check

    Fans won't forgive lack of spending, because they spend their hard-earned money to see team win. That is why McCourt's outrageous remarks linking free agents and charity have struck such a chord.

    So it wasn't exactly a free turkey.

    [more]http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/~3/466984940/la-sp-plaschke27-2008nov27,0,7627645.column[/more]

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    Weird. A Plaschke article I could actually read.

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    The McCourts have become a joke.

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    As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    Oh God... Here we go.

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    I thought I saw the McCourt's today at the Thanksgiving Day Parade. I thought they were one of the ballons with their inflated ego filling it.

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    I can't say I disagree with their thoughts on the strangeness that is MLB player salaries. Economic downturn undoubtedly means less $$ spent at ballparks around the country, and they have a business to run.

    However, within the context of her quote, I think she's being quite naive. In typical liberal fashion, she pretty blatantly proposed wealth redistribution (from player salary to ballfields in underprivileged neighborhoods), then immediately backpedaled when confronted to try and get clarification of her statement.

    If the Dodgers want to build these ballfields for kids, that's an outstanding thing...a great gesture to the community that supports them. It's also a PHILANTHROPIC thing (which, in my opinion, is a very efficient-yet-underutilized way of allowing wealth to be redistributed) that they can use as a major tax write off. Though both player salaries and charitable donation are expenses, they should really come from two different pockets in the same pair of pants...if you get my drift.

    Spend the money. Build a Champion. Enough song and dance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    I can't say I disagree with their thoughts on the strangeness that is MLB player salaries. Economic downturn undoubtedly means less $$ spent at ballparks around the country, and they have a business to run.

    However, within the context of her quote, I think she's being quite naive. In typical liberal fashion, she pretty blatantly proposed wealth redistribution (from player salary to ballfields in underprivileged neighborhoods), then immediately backpedaled when confronted to try and get clarification of her statement.

    If the Dodgers want to build these ballfields for kids, that's an outstanding thing...a great gesture to the community that supports them. It's also a PHILANTHROPIC thing (which, in my opinion, is a very efficient-yet-underutilized way of allowing wealth to be redistributed) that they can use as a major tax write off. Though both player salaries and charitable donation are expenses, they should really come from two different pockets in the same pair of pants...if you get my drift.

    Spend the money. Build a Champion. Enough song and dance.
    Please keep your right wingism out of the baseball discussion, thanks.

    Charity does not equal "wealth redistribution." OMG baseball Marxism!!!

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    How on Earth is how people decide to spend their own money wealth redistribution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Hoya View Post
    How on Earth is how people decide to spend their own money wealth redistribution?
    It's not.

    Much like Carnegie hall wasn't

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