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Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Last night I was out at a bar on the Upper Eastside grabbing some dinner and drinks to watch the Philadelphia Eagles play the New Orleans Saints with one of my best guy friends, who happens to be a diehard Philly fan.
As we were watching the game, a guy I recently met came over to chat with us.
This man, who is not so bad on the eyes, happens to be a die-hard New York Yankees and we were all talking sports at the table.
All of a sudden this handsome man motioned me towards him and whispered in my ear, “I know what the Yankees bid.”
I gasped and said in disbelief, “On Masahiro Tanaka?”
He responded, “Yes, it is 5-years and $120 million bucks.”
I went on to ask if that included the $20 million posting fee, and he said it did not.
My initial reaction was not positive, as I said that isn’t long enough, as Tanaka is only 25 years old. (more…)
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