$200 Million Doesn't Go As Far As It Used To

Evil Empire has been destroyed by a bunch of young Luke Skywalkers and everyone, outside of Yankee fans, are celebrating along with the Detriot Tigers. Nothing would have brough more satisfaction than to see the Yankees lose and lose badly. Carrying a $200 million payroll along with the highest paid player in all sports, bought the Yankees nothing but embarassment with this loss. They were talking about the BEST lineup in baseball history. What a joke that turned out to be.

Do the Tigers know how to celebrate or what? Watching the celebration was comical. Jim Leyland went to the stands to give his family a kiss. Out of nowhere a man runs to the foul ball netting and puckers up for Jim. I thought for a split second Leyland would put one on the lips. If he did, no one was going to remember that. They just beat the Yankees in dominant fashion at home. But he kissed the bill of his cap.

Then the players did the traditional thing and wasted a lot of cheap champagne in the locker room. This time they wanted to share their excitement and champagne with the fans. Many Tigers came out with bottles in hand ready to spray. It's like sitting in the splash zone at the Shamu show. Replace the little kids with adults but keep the joy of getting doused with liquids. I was thinking "If there are kids around are little kids going to try and catch champagne in their mouths? Is there some sort of law against that?" You can't serve alcohol to minors but if you're spraying it at them then it's okay. At least in Detroit last night.

Kenny Rogers took two bottles on top of the dugout and gave everyone a shower. Then he stood next to a Detroit policeman who tried pretend he wasn't having any fun. Kenny teased the stands by holding the bottle over his head. I really didn't think the cop would appreciate being doused with champagne. I didn't think Kenny would actually do it but when he did the cop finally broke a smile and everyone cheered even louder.

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