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Small Market Teams in Baseball: A League of Takers?

Small Market Teams in Baseball: A League of Takers?

One thing I've done differently this off-season is to shut it down most weekends and take a few days off. After Thursday night's First Pitch is done, I know I can go out with my friends that night and the rest of the weekend, along with catching up on all of the TV I missed throughout the week. I'm hoping this will avoid burnout in September, which seems to happen each year. If anything, it does mean that I get to stay current on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

Today I was watching Thursday's episode of The Daily Show, which featured a great segment about the debate between "Makers and Takers". I'll start out by saying that I hate discussing politics. There are actually three things I hate to discuss with people: politics, religion, and sports. In my mind, those are the three things where people have concrete opinions that aren't swayed by any facts you bring up in a debate. Of course I do break one of those rules with my job as a sports writer. I'm about to break another one...

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