Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Star Wars?

Fox has chosen to open their coverage by comparing the two teams to the Star Wars rebels (played by the Sox) and the evil Yankee Empire. This is a bit of a stretch because the Red Sox have a baseball's second-largest payroll, over $120 million. That said, the Yankees' $180 million+ payroll is nearly half-again larger than the Sox's. That's kind of like saying the Brits have the second-largest number of troops in Iraq.

I tried this last year for Game 7 of the ALCS. You can see it at http://bsox.blogspot.com/2003_10_12_bsox_archive.html#106635242779026187.

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