Originally Posted by cosmo20002
I don't mean to defend David Glass at all, but he does have a far smaller revenue stream to work from. The Royals could sell out every single game and it would be a drop in the bucket. Simply because of the population in their area, the Yanks have a monster local radio and TV contract that the Royals could never, ever compete with.
It truly is inherently unfair, so if the Yanks end up getting screwed by one of these huge contracts that the Royals and most other teams could not even consider doing, I would kind of like that.
The number of people in the listening/view area are merely potential. Look at teams in L.A. that don't do well, nobody tunes in. So yes, they have a lot of people, but those "lot of people" have a quality product to follow and be interested in.
Without Glass opening the books it's pretty clear that we're all left to guess, but I think from the things we do know (what he's getting from the luxury tax), and what he's paying in salary, he's prolly putting less money into it than before.
Glass is cheap, and a ****ing bastard, so yeah he's running away with the profit. Add to that the common knowledge that he was the force in Wal-Mart that was all for keeping labor costs down, and I'm sure he's sickened by the notion that these under-educated snobs are making more than $15 an hour. It's just in his DNA to cheat labor of rthe glory of the company and it's owners/investors.