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For Yankee fans, losing is a bitter pill -

There are 54 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 9, 2007, titled For Yankee fans, losing is a bitter pill -. In it, Newsday reports that:

Somber Yankees fans began trudging out of the Bronx baseball cathedral halfway through the seventh inning last night, their faith shaken by the writing on the scoreboard.

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Charlie

Brooklyn, NY

#47 Oct 9, 2007
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
The Yankee$ players cannot be expected to perform when they are all earning peanuts.
It is time for Cash-man to start paying decent salaries. Then, glory will return to the Bronx. Steinbrenner is the greatest owner in professional sports. A real hero. And a class act.
excuse me

Saddle Brook, NJ

#49 Oct 9, 2007
Yankee Masters wrote:
The Tribal Nation of Cleveland echo those comments of 'Die Yankee Fans' of Rockwall, TX! It would be wonderful and very fitting to witness the suicide rate rise up within the boundries of the Hell hole of New York.
I know NYC doesn't fill the social shoes of Cumming Georgia, but I highly doubt anyone but a jealous, backwoods, sister f*cking hick would call New York a Hell hole. It is without a doubt the greatest city in the world. And I've lived and or visited quite a few of them. Now go back and take care of your son/nephew, he's outside eating grass again!
chuck

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#50 Oct 9, 2007
MetsFanMD wrote:
To expect any team to win the world series every year only shows how out of touch the yankees and their fans are with reality... face it, cleveland had the better team this year. thats why the yankees lost. now they want to chase one of the best managers of all time out the door because he lost to a better team. Yankees and Mets need to take a hard look at the teams that are still playing. With the exception of boston, most of the teams are made up of young, hungry players that came up through their repsective teams system. Both teams need to quit throwing money away, and continue developing solid young players instead of buying <insert hot free agent of the moment's name here>.
Not so Boston had some real impact players that were also young up from the farm times (Pedroia, Papelbon, Youkilis, etc) You must be thinking of the Yankees...
Pfluger the Union Monkey

Needham, MA

#51 Oct 9, 2007
so true wrote:
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No, I will not "deal with the reality". In case you're not aware, New York City is home to more millionaires per square mile than anywhere on the planet. That means there are more than enough fans out there who can spend whatever it takes to see a winner.
When/if you go to an expensive restaurant, don't you expect only the best service, food and atmosphere? If the place fails to deliver, guess what? First, staff will get fired, then management, then eventually they will go out of business.
Besides that, what better way to promote your team than the way the Garden did in the glory years of the 1990s with the Knicks. All of the celebrities and super-rich were lining up courtside, which turned the games into events that had to be seen. The Yankees are only now starting to get this concept. There was Giuliani and Bloomberg, Robert Wuhl, Bon Jovi and others at the game and, like it or not, that's what people want to see.
Mr. Dolan's greatest contribution to New York sports was understanding that the game is secondary to the peripheral entertainment value of the event. That's why his teams can sell out without being competitive over a long period.
The Yankees would be wise to start marketing the team as more than just another MLB franchise. They have a rich history and occupy one of the most famous arenas in the world. Don't be modest about your past achievements; tell the viewers about former players, coaches and past playoff glory; educate them about the team they cheer for; make them proud to be fans of the Yankees. Maybe then, the fans will come to the games expecting more than just baseball, and more importantly, they will be willing to spend whatever it takes to bask in the aura of history's greatest team.
Exactly. Instead of those weak hot dogs, advertise them as the rarest of hot dogs, made from rare Kobe beef from free range cattle and served on organic, home baked rolls freshly flown in from Iowa just hours before the game. Sell them for about $40 a pop.

Instead of that cheap beer, sell Stella Artois in real glasses, chilled with just a small ring of frost on the top of the crystal Pilsner glass with a New York Yankee logo etched, tastefully, on the side.

Make sure every player is earning at least $5mm per year, so the fans and players are in the same social circles. Fire Sterling and hire some guy with a British accent to announce the games, and make him wear a tux.

Install a helicopter pad at the Stadium for the fans, and charge $1000 for landing fees.

Price the losers from the outer boroughs right out of Yankee Stadium. Charge $500 for the upper decks.

These are just a few ideas that can put the Yankees back to where they should be. Atop the world, with all the hoi polloi sweating and straining just to catch a glimpse of them as their motorcade speeds through the Bronx.
Pfluger the Union Monkey

Needham, MA

#52 Oct 9, 2007
Charlie wrote:
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?
<quoted text>
You heard me. Until Steinbrenner allows Cash-man to pay market salaries, ON A NEW YORK SCALE, to all of the players, not just a select few, the Yankees are bound to lose to younger, hungrier teams.

Write the check George!
excuse me

Saddle Brook, NJ

#53 Oct 9, 2007
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
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Price the losers from the outer boroughs right out of Yankee Stadium. Charge $500 for the upper decks.
I guess you didn't know the Yankees play in The Bronx...an outer borrough...dee de dee.
so true

Los Angeles, CA

#54 Oct 9, 2007
That's it. It's been great fun, but I know when I'm in over my head. The inmates have taken over the asylum. Time to throw in the towel. Adios, Pfluger.
Tony T

AOL

#55 Oct 9, 2007
Nostradamus wrote:
FIRST THE METS,THEN THE YANKEES...BEAUTIFUL !!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
No, 1st it was the Braves!
PFLUGER HATER

AOL

#56 Oct 9, 2007
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
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Look, maybe in Washington you can get by on a meager salary of $5-10mm a year, but that won't buy squat in NYC. A few nights in Scores, a few brunches at the Union Cafe, then take in a Broadway show or two and that money is gonzo, pal.
The other players see A-rod's picture in the paper with that topless dancer he's been travelling around the country with, and jealousies are bound to disrupt the fabric of the team. Human nature, my friend...
Not even a genius manager like Torre could keep peace on the team with a situation like that, let alone motivate them to win the World Series.
HEY KID, YOU'RE STARTING TO GET ON PEOPLES NERVES. GO DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND SHUT UP FOR AWHILE.
Yankee Fan

Wallingford, CT

#57 Oct 9, 2007
The Yankees not only didn't play well, we had bad calls too. Bruce Fromming has no brains. Anyone with a brain would have stopped game two to see if anything could have been done with the insects. Note, it did get somewhat better, but it was too late. I won't be watching Manny with the dread-locks and Fat Papi this year.I hope Colorado wins.
jac

San Antonio, TX

#58 Oct 11, 2007
Pfluger needs to find a life. Quit masterbating on your A-rod poster
jac

San Antonio, TX

#59 Oct 11, 2007
Yankee Fan wrote:
The Yankees not only didn't play well, we had bad calls too. Bruce Fromming has no brains. Anyone with a brain would have stopped game two to see if anything could have been done with the insects. Note, it did get somewhat better, but it was too late. I won't be watching Manny with the dread-locks and Fat Papi this year.I hope Colorado wins.
wahhhh. Typical yankee fan whining about calls. You probably like the dallas cowboys too. Do yourself a favor and invest in a large handgun, load it, point it at your forehead, and pull the trigger. Yankee fan loser
YankeeGal

United States

#60 Oct 11, 2007
Hey Pfluger...As a long time diehard Yankee fan, I sit here and chuckle and shake my head at your ignorance. You are such a hater! Like other Yankees fans, I was disappointed in their performance in the playoffs. The Indians were the better team this year. Hopefully next year will be the one to shove back the ugliness at ya when the Dirty (Red) Sox lose (man, those guys need a shower, teeth brushed, shave and haircut), but quite frankly, I wouldn't waste my time being so mean like you seem to thrive on. People who come in here to yank their chains by expressing how much they hate the Yankees must really feel threatened by their past record. Its pretty sad that your lives are so pitiful. Pfluger...grow up, get a life and come here to talk real baseball...not just moronic, redneck, inbred nonsense. Its getting alittle old.
Jim

AOL

#61 Oct 11, 2007
YankeeGal wrote:
Hey Pfluger...As a long time diehard Yankee fan, I sit here and chuckle and shake my head at your ignorance. You are such a hater! Like other Yankees fans, I was disappointed in their performance in the playoffs. The Indians were the better team this year. Hopefully next year will be the one to shove back the ugliness at ya when the Dirty (Red) Sox lose (man, those guys need a shower, teeth brushed, shave and haircut), but quite frankly, I wouldn't waste my time being so mean like you seem to thrive on. People who come in here to yank their chains by expressing how much they hate the Yankees must really feel threatened by their past record. Its pretty sad that your lives are so pitiful. Pfluger...grow up, get a life and come here to talk real baseball...not just moronic, redneck, inbred nonsense. Its getting alittle old.
Don't let him bother you. Probably some dumb kid seeking much needed attention. Just ignore him!

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