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Monday, December 04, 2006

MN BOuNDS?


The New York Times sez:

"(Barry) Bonds can also offer potential suitors an added source of revenue: his chase for the home run record. He is on track to surpass Hank Aaron’s career total of 755 late next season. When Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s single-season home run record of 70 in 2001, attendance increased by about 5,000 a game during the last 40 games of the year, and once he reached 69, every game sold out.

A team that comes close to selling out most of its games would be unable to accommodate the extra fans who would pay to see Bonds break the record. But one with a big stadium and mediocre attendance could increase its revenue by more than $5 million.

Add it all up, and one team trumps the rest: the Minnesota Twins."

Terry Ryan would have to wrestle somewhere between $11-15 million out of Scrooge's pocketbook, swallow hard, and write a check to rent Bonds for one year, thereby creating a media whirlwind and potentially dividing a young lockerroom.

In short: Don't bet on it.

1 Comments:

Blogger AdamB said...

yeah, we got a pretty good thing going already. no need to get involved in that crap.

Tue Dec 05, 07:54:00 AM 2006

 

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