I have bad news for Luke Skywalker: baseball has generated a second evil empire, headquartered just 220 miles northeast of the original. The new evil empire, a.k.a. the “less evil empire”, the “evil twin” or the “Boston Red Sox”, just took Jayson Stark’s award for best Winter Meeting performance by committing more than a quarter of a billion dollars to sign Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford.
No bitterness here, not from this Yankees fan. The Red Sox have money to spend and they’re spending it. They’re trying to get better. They’re acting within the rules that apply to the richest of baseball teams. That’s the nature of the game.
It’s just that, only a few years ago, the Red Sox were known to criticize the Yankees for playing the game this way.
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