New York City Has Become a Cesspool of Underachieving Sports Teams

Bare KnucksAnalyst IMay 14, 2009

BALTIMORE - MAY 09:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees holds his head after popping out in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 9, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

New York City has been the center of media attention in every facet of American life. It only makes sense that the sports world follows suit in this trend. The New York Knicks and New York Yankees boast the most inflated salaries in their respective leagues, with the Giants only being held back by the NFL’s salary cap.

Logically the increase in money would mean a higher level of talent, and therefore increased winning. Despite this fact, these teams tend to run into more frequent and obscure problems than any other franchises (except those who have signed T.O.). This situation is due to the immense shining light shone upon all those who choose to play/coach here.

C.C. Sabathia earned himself a ridiculous contract (7 years, $161 million) after dominating everyone (except the Cubs) last year pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers. His tenure so far in New York has shown more earned runs than strike outs, one win in two decisions (four starts), and a 4.81 earned run average.

Has the Big Apple shown its big lights too brightly on this behemoth of an ace? It’s too early to tell but so far the evidence speaks for itself.

Even yesteryear’s MLB golden boy, Alex Rodriguez has befallen his tribulations. After his name being leaked due to his steroid use while playing in Texas, ESPN basically dedicated its network to covering the story.

On top of the overplayed steroid issue, Rodriguez was accused of extramarital relations with MADONNA. This story seemed even more Hollywood than even something that New York City could come up with. [Read more...]