Purgatory Online

Friday, February 20, 2004

You know, the more I think about it, the more George Steinbrenner reminds me of Mr. Burns in the Simpsons episode where Homer joins a bowling team. Homer goes in to ask Mr. Burns to sponsor his team and Burns, who's been huffing ether, gladly agrees (he thinks Homer is the Pillsbury Doughboy). So Homer runs out of Burns's office with the check, and gleefully tells his co-workers, "If you want to ask Burns for a favor, now's the time! He's doped up, or dyin', or something!"

Hopefully someone will figure out a way to turn Steinbrenner's pathological need to spend and the Yankees' obvious hole at second base into a cash cow.