Monday, January 7, 2008

Same old Yankees

The NY Times reports that the Yankees, or whoever represents them, have failed to give a single dollar of a promised $1.2 million per year to the Bronx community. Having destroyed a major public park to build their not so little playhouse, you'd think it wouldn't be too difficult to push this through.

Mind you, a good chunk of that money is earmarked for free Yankees tickets somewhere in the ionosphere. That's a real community benefit.

I'd also like to know when the city will have that extra park space restored. That was part of the original agreement, by law, but I haven't heard anything since. This would have made a lot more sense if the community money and park space and everything else was put in place before the Yankees got to turn a single sod of our land. Otherwise we end up in the same kind of situation we had for three decades in the previous stadium, when the Yankees simply didn't bother to pay the rent.

I can't wait till my #22 jersey arrives...

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