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YankeePride1967
02-21-04, 08:03 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/166501p-145713c.html


Schilling Sox it to owner

Oh Henry, stop the whining

By SAM BORDEN
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER


Is Curt Schilling dissing new team? Bosox ace wears Walter Payton's jersey yesterday and Willie Stargell's (below) on Thursday.




FORT MYERS, Fla. - Was John Henry's condemnation of the Yankees' spending habits a classic case of the pot calling the kettle, er, red? Curt Schilling didn't quite call the Red Sox owner a hypocrite, but intimated that Henry's comments were out of line.

NDBoston
02-21-04, 08:45 AM
He also said this

"Sitting at a picnic table outside the Bosox's minor-league complex, the former Diamondback said he didn't begrudge Steinbrenner his seemingly limitless funds but did wonder if a monstrous payroll gap between big- and small-market clubs was healthy for the game.

"Maybe they need to put two more teams in New York City," Schilling joked."

Joked?

YankeePride1967
02-21-04, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by NDBoston
He also said this

"Sitting at a picnic table outside the Bosox's minor-league complex, the former Diamondback said he didn't begrudge Steinbrenner his seemingly limitless funds but did wonder if a monstrous payroll gap between big- and small-market clubs was healthy for the game.

"Maybe they need to put two more teams in New York City," Schilling joked."

Joked?

And of course at least one if not two in Boston.

longtimeyankeefan
02-21-04, 09:27 AM
Originally posted by GoRocket


And of course at least one if not two in Boston.

Shilling's comment is not that far off.

According to the census data, the 2000 population of the NY City CMSA, which includes a wide area around NYC, is 21.2M - theoretically, the Yankees and the Mets each have 10.6M fans to attract.

The Boston CMSA, in contrast, is 5.8M, a deficit to the Yankees and Mets of almost 50% (and 27% of the total NY CMSA population).

Adding two teams to the NY CMSA would result in a theoretical fan base for each of the four teams of 5.3M - a fairly even number compared to Boston.

BTW - Los Angeles would need a third team to even things out (16.3M population in the CMSA; San Diego is a separate MSA).

YankeePride1967
02-21-04, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by longtimeyankeefan


Shilling's comment is not that far off.



Adding two teams to the NY CMSA would result in a theoretical fan base for each of the four teams of 5.3M - a fairly even number compared to Boston.



Boston could very easily handle a second team, they are a big market too. Fenway would sell out if they had 50,000 seats. Contrary to some's thoughts, Boston is not a small market.

NDBoston
02-21-04, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by GoRocket


Boston could very easily handle a second team, they are a big market too. Fenway would sell out if they had 50,000 seats. Contrary to some's thoughts, Boston is not a small market.

"The Boston CMSA, in contrast, is 5.8M, a deficit to the Yankees and Mets of almost 50% (and 27% of the total NY CMSA population).

Adding two teams to the NY CMSA would result in a theoretical fan base for each of the four teams of 5.3M - a fairly even number compared to Boston."

DiMaggio5CF
02-21-04, 10:05 AM
Yeah, and the Yankees are going to have attitude problems. :rolleyes:

People seem to forget that Boston is where attitudes affect success, not New York. The Yankees are still the Yankees and the Red Sox are still the Red Sox. One team wins World Championships, and the other implodes. I'm pretty sure the Yankees are the team that wins World Championships.

YankeePride1967
02-21-04, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by NDBoston


"The Boston CMSA, in contrast, is 5.8M, a deficit to the Yankees and Mets of almost 50% (and 27% of the total NY CMSA population).

Adding two teams to the NY CMSA would result in a theoretical fan base for each of the four teams of 5.3M - a fairly even number compared to Boston."

Actually, 5.3 is less than 5.8. I am fully confident that if NY takes on two teams, Boston, another large market, can take on one unless the goal of this is to make the Sox the bigger market.

BruceCampbellKG7
02-21-04, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by GoRocket


Boston could very easily handle a second team, they are a big market too. Fenway would sell out if they had 50,000 seats. Contrary to some's thoughts, Boston is not a small market.

Na they are definitely not a small market team...they have an entire city of adults and the largest quantity of college students anywhere rooting for them, not to mention fans from New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Vermont...Boston could definitely take on another team, hell, move the White Sox there and have the two Sox in the same city!

GO NY! :NY: :NY: :NY