Mookie will get nice coin, but this pandemic could cost him at least $100 million in total value on his next contract. As a rule, most owners don't need a reason to spend carefully. Now they really have a reason.
I have been surprised that the various STL entities have had so much success going up against the billionaries. But I have no predicition. I have not followed it closely enough.
College sports will face a huge economic reckoning if this pandemic lingers. We could see the monster programs separate from the pack. A school like Mizzou, which struggles to keep up with the SEC behemoths, might have to look for the exit door if the conference shuffle resumes.
I don't see how. Would that 8-8 finish have convinced St. Louis to take Dome upgrades seriously to keep the Rams locked into their lease? That seems unlikely. St. Louis dared Stan to move and he did.
I can't bad-mouth John Tudor. He battled through arm pain to pitch lights out for some of the better modern Cardinals teams. Keith Hernandez is a bigger deal in the sport, obviously, and it's a shame that off-field stuff kept him from sticking around and becoming one of the franchise's all-time greats.
I believe so. There is just too much at stake for both sides to take a year off.
I noted that earlier. He can certainly afford to do it. So could a lot of owners. The minor leagues below Triple-A are some of the most financially abused workers in the country.
No, no, all business here.
It was that way earlier in the shutdown. I am getting back to work, sports in coming back and life is getting a bit more normal.
Since I'm about 40 pounds overweight, I go with Bud Select.
I actually ate a salad for lunch today and, no, it was not taco salad with sour cream slathered all over greasy meat.
As I said in an answer that apparently disappeared, the owners find lots of ways to make money. They have lots of adjacent businesses, like real estate around the ballpark or investment in the park itself. There are broadcast partnerships. So definding revenue has never been trickier. Where do you draw the line? And how do you factor in the debt that owners incur investing in all of this?
OK, that's it for today. Sorry if some of your questions or some of my answers disappared from the chat. We'll talk again next week.