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Boardroom smack

Nothing more entertains the Blob than when corporate suits start talking junk. None of them know how to do it nearly as well as the athletes they employ, so it is ... well, amusing.

I mean, what are they gonna do, if push comes to shove? Hit one another with their stock options?

And so a big guffaw today at the trash-talking between Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg and Yankees president Randy Levine. Greenberg started it by saying he was glad the Phillies outmaneuvered the Yankees for Cliff Lee, the erstwhile Ranger. Levine fired back that Greenberg was "delusional," and said come back and talk to him when he's gets the Rangers "off welfare" -- i.e., makes them independent of TV and revenue-sharing money.

The last comment in particular makes me laugh so hard by sides hurt. "Welfare"? Really?

Yo, Randy: Hate to break it to you, but you're all welfare cases in professional sports. I mean, who largely footed the bill for the new Yankees Stadium? Seems to me it was Joe Taxpayer, not the Yankees. So you're no different than anyone else: dependent on public money to generate private wealth.

Welfare. Good lord in heaven.

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