Angels Bad PR Continues With Dipoto Exit NHL Rangers' Sather Passes GM Torch To Gorton Franchise Notes Sources: Angels' Dipoto Out As GM Bettman, Coyotes Deny N.Y. Post Report Kings, Ranadive Coming Under Fire From Critics Lions Set To Host LGBT Pride Night Orlando City To Own USL Club Phillies' MacPhail To Observe For First Few Months All-Star Game Prices Rising On Secondary Market
SBD/March 13, 2013/Franchises
Mariners Lower Payroll Despite Coming Off Another Season Of Reported Profits
Published March 13, 2013
EARNING THEIR PINSTRIPES? In N.Y., George Vecsey writes of the Yankees' Hal and Hank Steinbrenner, "The heirs of George Steinbrenner are quivering in front of the baseball luxury tax like any ordinary midmarket, middle-American weenie franchise.” While the Yankees have won only one World Series and two other pennants since '00, "it’s the sharklike intent that counts.” The team is “showing why heirs should not be allowed to inherit an estate.” The Yankees “did not get where they are by worrying about some luxury tax.” Also, the team's "diminished attendance" suggests that the Yankees "are not making the projected profits” (N.Y. TIMES, 3/13).