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annamill BS: Bitter argument -- Who are the Yankees? (44) RE: BS: Bitter argument -- Who are the Yankees? 17 Mar 05

I was talking about 1986! I cried for three days! That was the day The Babe crossed over to agonize the Mets. Thought we poor BoSox fans had had enough. Let them win next time they could get up to the series.

Sorcha, normally I agree with you, but I have to disagree this time. Let's see.. Doctors go to University and resident about 12 years... Financial Analysts about 4 years. Engineers about, what 4 or 6 years.
I mean besides 12 years of school.

Most athletes spend their whole lives dedicated to their sport. Starting from childhood. No one screams when other professions, spending less time on their careers, make large amounts of money.

Granted, they are not saving the world, but they do give us pleasure and take away some of the pain and drearyness in this old world. How do you all feel about movie stars, or famous musicians who make mega-bucks? Do you hate them too? After all, exactly what is the difference between Elvis and Yastremski (famous Red Sox person)?

Both had enormous talent in their professions. Both had the love and admiration of their fans and brought in enormous amounts of money for themselves and their agents, wives, children. When I was 14 I had a picture of Elvis on my wall, and when I was 30 or so ( ;-) ) I had a picture of Carl on my wall, (as well as his Rookie card).

So they make a lot of money, so what! Why the hell shouldn't they? They have a short time to make their money before some ailment or another makes it impossible to play anymore. That's when the money stops. Make hay while the sun shines I say. Good on them.

Love, Annamill

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