Baseball Zeitgeist: A Simple (and Perhaps Fair) Measure?
A Simple (and Perhaps Fair) Measure?
Here it is, folks plain and simple:
Team: The Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Median Player Salary: $650,000
Total Payroll 2004: $29,556,667
W-L Record (as of today, not including TB evening game): 35-35
Payroll Dollars per Win: $844,476
Team: The Boston Red Sox
Median Player Salary: $3,087,500
Total Payroll 2004: $127,298,500
W-L Record (as of today, not including TB evening game): 41-31
Payroll Dollars per Win: $3,104,841
This is not rocket science folks. It's baseball.
No this isn't a "get Lou Pinella" rant.
I wonder what the average ticket price is at Tropicana Field?
Well, don't worry: Ramiro Mendoza will be back soon to save the day. And, the upcoming series against the Devil Rays has some real playoff implications, doesn't it?