Damn Yankees revisited

December 27, 2008|By PETER SCHMUCK

Orioles fans apparently aren't the only ones who are upset with an economic system that allows the Yankees to spend $423 million for three of the top free agents while major league teams continue to ask local taxpayers to help build them lavish new stadiums. Some in New York are starting to question how much public help the Yankees should get with the financing of the new Yankee Stadium, when they can spend as much on one player (Alex Rodriguez) as some teams have spent to build their new ballparks.

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