Some numbers

Sometimes my dislike for the NY Yankees gets the better of me.

Team

2007 Team Salary

PCT on 12-6-2007

PCT * Salary

Wins

Price per win so far

NY Yankees

195,229,045

.492

96,052,690

30

6,507,635

MN Twins

71,439,500

.492

35,148,234

30

2,381,317

 

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41 Responses to Some numbers

  1. Julie says:

    I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I did like the NY Bombers before they acquired A-Rod. They were real mean and lean back in the ’90’s and what they lacked in talent they made up for with sheer guts and team spirit.

  2. Khaled says:

    Dis-like of the Yankees is NO vice, Father!

    Khaled-Official member of Red Sox Nation

  3. Geri says:

    There are not more than 100 people in the world who truly hate the New York Yankees, but there are millions who hate what they perceive to be the New York Yankees.

    Or something like that….

    (Save the Liturgy, Save the World)

  4. Henry Edwards says:

    Sometimes my dislike for the NY Yankees gets the better of me.

    I was a Red Sox fan in the days of Ted Williams, Dom Dimaggio, and Buster Stephens. With respect, Father Z, your dislike for the Yankees — admirable as it is — has not yet had time to mature fully.

  5. afanco says:

    I dislike both of those teams.

    I admit I am a little fuzzy on your math though. Are you trying to prorate the salaries to the year thus far? You are multiplying by the win percentage though… 61 wins into the 162 game season should give you .377

    As of this morning Twins and Yankees have each played 61 games or .377 costing the Twinkies $896,668.62 per win and the Yankees $2,450,405.71 per win.

    On the third hand, my beloved Detroit Tigers’ Salary is $95,180,369 They have played 62/162 games which is prorated to 32,599,894.31. Divided by 36 wins gives you 905,552.62 per win.

  6. Jon says:

    Henry,

    And I will be at the Red Sox/Braves game down Hotlanta way next Tuesday. As a confirmed Bird, I’ll be delighted to see the Beaners tomahawked!

  7. G. Selvester says:

    New York Yankees = Most successful team in Baseball history! Of course one dislikes what one envys. ;)

  8. G. Selvester says:

    Excuse me, I meant to write envies.

  9. Jeremy says:

    THHHEEEEEEEE Yankees WIIINNNNNNN!
    I love John.

  10. G.: And the devil is the most successful enemy of the soul.

  11. Kim says:

    New York Yankees = Most successful team in Baseball history! Of course one dislikes what one envys. ;)

    Much like our beloved Church! :)

    The Yankees rule!

    However, someone please take announcers John Sterling, Michael Kay and Susan Waldman!

  12. Nathan says:

    +JMJ

    What a great thing to see baseball as a topic of conversation on this blog again! It somehow stirs the passions in much the same way as, well, the Motu Proprio. A hearty welcome to the much-missed Fr. Selvester, whom I forgive for being a Yankees fan, at least until the Sox play them again. BTW, Henry Edwards, I knew you were a discerning man/fan….

    In Christ,

  13. Janet says:

    I barely notice baseball except at World Series time, but as a Southerner I have an ingrained suspicion and dislike of anything pertaining to the word “yankees”. So I’ll root for the MN Twins this season in honor of Fr. Z.
    (hopes the Twins come from SOUTHERN Minnesota….)

  14. Brian Day says:

    No disrespect to the Twins – but how can you not root for a team named the Angels?

    Go Anaheim! We need another World Series trophy to go with our Stanley Cup!

  15. Nathan says:

    +JMJ

    Brian, in Father’s defense, I think you can find scriptural justification for his team. After all, St John’s Gospel (in the Mass of the Second Sunday After Easter) refers to the Apostle St. Thomas, known as “the Twin.”

    In Christ,

  16. Kim says:

    Due to the seriousness of the situation, I consulted the catechism:

    Mortal sin requires full knowledge, complete consent, and a hatred for the NY Yankees. It presupposes knowledge of the sinful character of the act, of its opposition to God’s law. It also implies a consent sufficiently deliberate to be a personal choice. Feigned ignorance and hardness of heart do not diminish, but rather increase, the voluntary character of a sin.

    There it is in black and white, folks

  17. Sam says:

    Ahem. Now, let me see. Which baseball team in NYC actually has a winning record?

  18. Kim says:

    Hey, I’m just following Church teaching on the matter. :)

  19. RBrown says:

    I grew up a Yankee fan. In KC we had the old A’s, who were awful, so it was a big deal when the Yankees came to town. Maris, Ford, Kubek, Berra (all Catholic), Mantle, Skowron, Richardson, et al.

    But many of us were also St Louis Cardinal fans because the radio broadcast of their games went far beyond St Louis–a good friend grew up in Tennessee listening to the Cardinals.

    And they had the best radio broadcast team in history: Jack Buck, Harry Caray, and Joe Garagiola.

  20. danphunter1 says:

    Father,
    Speaking of unbalanced stat’s-Pre-Conciliar spirituality 0
    Latin American Bishops Modern spirituality 225
    Over on the Rorate Caeli site,the lead story says:
    “Latin American Bishops regret intents to return to pre-Conciliar spirituality”
    Yikes.

  21. Sigil7 says:

    Fr. Z:

    I’m appalled. I’ve been a fan of yours for years now, only to find out that you are a material heretic…it’s really just too much for one man to handle.

    The Yankees are God’s team, the House That Babe Built a virtual cathedral to triumphalism of the saints!

  22. Khaled says:

    “The Yankees are God’s team”

    Fr. Z, are you going to allow this kind of blasphemy on you blog?

  23. andrew says:

    Ahh yes, which team has a winning record in NY and just lost a series to the Detroit Tigers who had their young Pitcher Justin Verlander complete a no hitter less than an hour ago…

    The Mets had met their match… rather their superior.

    The Tigers have a special advantage as manager Jim Leyland’s brother is Fr. Tom Leyland. One major advantage of the Tigers over the Twins is that they play in a real ballpark, not a matchbox football field.

  24. Khaled: Fr. Z, are you going to allow this kind of blasphemy on you blog?

    These sad people need our diligent prayer and great compassion.

  25. Guy Power says:

    Funny, no one has yet mentioned “Damn Yankees”.

    ….”Whatever Lola wants …. Lola gets….”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkpQ2GhYhvQ
    (Or, am I rather dating myself?)

    –Guy

  26. RBrown says:

    Latin American Bishops Modern spirituality 225
    Over on the Rorate Caeli site,the lead story says:
    “Latin American Bishops regret intents to return to pre-Conciliar spirituality”

    I have no desire to return to the pre-conciliar, counter reformation spirituality.

  27. geneseejoe says:

    Money is not the root of all evil,George Steinbrenner is.

  28. Cody says:

    As I have heard Peter Kreeft repeat several times, “The division between good and evil runs through the state of Connecticut.”

  29. I will be at all three Red Sox games in San Diego :)

  30. Michael says:

    Is it any wonder the Yankees is a clever anagram for “Ye Snake”

    “Which of you fathers, if your son asks to go fishing, would bring him to see a snake instead?
    The Duke 11:11

  31. Tim Ferguson says:

    I’m not sure what the Counter Reformation, preconciliar spirituality and scantily clad women at Mass have to do with baseball… or do all conversations get hijacked?

    Nonetheless, I think we all should applaud Justin Verlander’s no-hitter last night against the Brewers. The last time the Tigers had a no-hitter was in 1984. And we all know what happened that year…

  32. I don’t really follow baseball much, but if you pushed me I’d have to admit … [sigh] I’m a Texas Rangers fan. :(
    (Talk about a waste of money)

  33. Joe Healy says:

    Baltimore Orioles fan here; not much to cheer about since the Cal Ripken era, except for the fact that he’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame this July.

    I wish he would buy the team from Peter Angelos…

  34. Jon says:

    Tim,

    “And we all know what happened that year…”

    Yeah, Ronald Reagan was re-elected to in the greatest landslide in American history.

    He beat some guy from Minnesota I believe.

  35. Brian Day says:

    He beat some guy from Minnesota I believe.

    Now that was just mean.

  36. Jon says:

    Father,

    Mexican cave crystals?

    I guess that means no Motu Proprio again today.

    Sigh!

  37. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    Perhaps someone should ask the Latin American bishops if they would willingly be living somewhere other than LATIN America? [Hat tip to Dan Quayle].

    Is it worth asking them (or similarly minded people): what was wrong with the “Pre Vatican II” spirituality? It filled the seminaries, the religious houses and the family dinner table. Where’s the crime?

  38. Craigmaddie says:

    Chris:

    Is it worth asking them (or similarly minded people): what was wrong with the “Pre Vatican II” spirituality? It filled the seminaries, the religious houses and the family dinner table. Where’s the crime?

    Sssh! Don’t cloud the issue with facts… ;-)

  39. danphunter1 says:

    Chris,
    You just shot a bullseye.
    Center black.

  40. Maynardus says:

    “Where ah come from, ev’rybody haytes the Yahn-kees” – Scarlett Hazeltine in “One, Two, Three” (truly one of the funnies movies ever)

  41. Vincentius says:

    Momento Patre Z: Deus fanaticus Ianchium est!