Look what people have to say about Larry Mahnken's commentary!
"Larry, can you be any more of a Yankee apologist?.... Just look past your Yankee myopia and try some objectivity." - Bernal Diaz
"Mr. Mahnken is enlightened." - cordially, as always,
"Wow, Larry. You've produced 25% of the comments on this thread and
said nothing meaningful. That's impressive, even for you." - Anonymous
"After reading all your postings and daily weblog...I believe you have truly become the Phil Pepe of this generation. Now this is not necessarily a good thing." - Repoz
"you blog sucks, it reeds as it was written by the queer son of mike lupica and roids clemens. i could write a better column by letting a monkey fuk a typewriter. i dont need no 181 million dollar team to write a blog fukkk the spankeees" - yan
"i think his followers have a different sexual preference than most men" - bob
"Boring and predictable." - No Guru No Method
"Are you the biggest idiot ever?" - Randal
"I'm not qualified to write for online media, let alone mainstream
media." - Larry Mahnken
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Both sides are being disingenuous here. The Yankees only want to be on basic so they can get the most money possible, Cablevision wants them to be premium so they don't have to absorb the cost. It has nothing to do with what's best for the fans.
What would be best for the fans would be for the Yankees to be on basic and the rate to remain the same, so you could say the Yankees are the ones on the side of the fan, but they're not really. It's all about greed.
Now the dispute has moved to an argument over subscriptions. Cablevision insists that between 95,000 and 171,000 New Yorkers have signed up for YES, YES says the number is closer to 430,000.
This is a dispute over $653,250. Or about half of what the Yankees bring in in revenue per game. And over this Billionaires' Chump Change, New York City Yankees fans are getting screwed around with. --posted at 1:45 AM by Larry Mahnken / |