Mark Teixeira is a happy man. Instead of getting paid less to play for the winning Boston Red Sox, or getting paid more to play for the abysmal Washington Nationals, the slugger will now become a New York Yankee.
And pick up a check to the tune of $180 million.
Thanks Yankees, not only are you making everyone else in this crappy economy feel like they belong on one of those "feed the children" ads but not only are you spending a lot of money, you're spending it with no exhibitions whatsoever.
They have roughly $400 million tied up in three players.
I don't know about you, but it seems that they Yankees are going all-or-nothing in this year. They could either have the best roster in all of baseball or a complete stinkbomb when the season starts and the injuries mount.
And as a Red Sox fan, I'm hoping for the latter. Now let's look at other places that are treating the recession like a red-headed stepchild.
The State of California could be broke in two months - which makes me think that it soon will be sitting on a street corner in Spokane asking for change.
Chinese girl lost her legs in an accident, so her parents replaced them with a basketball - And it's a dirty basketball to boot!
Seattle refuses to use salt to melt snow - In other news, the Pacific Northwest is completely paralyzed thanks to Seattle's inability to handle six freakin' inches of snow.
You want to know how many snow plows this city has? They have under 30. For the entire Seattle Area. 30. No Joke. And I suddenly understand why people on the west side of the State are terrified of the white stuff.
At least Shaun Ellis isn't there to throw snowballs at motorists.