Baltimore Orioles, Oakland, Tampa Bay discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
I came moneyball about Billy bean, and the Oakland A's, and now book is out concerning the Tampa Bay rays and their ownership group. Stuart Sternberg and Matthew Silverman, who came off of Wall Street took over the team and turned it into a winner against some very big powerhouse teams like the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees. And finally, somebody has come along with portfolio that knows what they're talking about from a business standpoint and combined it with a sports view as well. And that's Jona Kerry who's written a great book called the extra two percent. How Wall Street strategies took a major league baseball team from the worst to the first Jonah. What was the reason for writing this book, other than the fact that it was offered to me, the reason was, basically, because the time, it comes this was a story that needed to be told. And when you talk about the Oakland A's and moneyball that was certainly great story. But the team went went better, they were lower than the as worth of start of their journey and they ended up higher than the as where at the end of their journey. They won the AL pain and actually got. The World Series, which is something that the Oakland A's of reasons inch were not able to do. And Furthermore, the eighth didn't have to shoot down the Yankees and the Red Sox in order to do it. You can make a case. It's Tampa Bay rays along with the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays face the toughest task in professional sports, to beat the two juggernauts in their division with the most resources with the best players. And with the largest fan base, let's put this story into perspective because there may be some people around the world, who aren't aware of how bad, this organization was so talk about its ownership prior to Sternberg and Silverman, taking it over, they rode, my gentleman named Vince, minimal even Cimoli was notorious owner, he rankled a lot of people he ruffled a lot of feathers. One of my favorite stories is he was very vigilant about outside food not coming into the stadium. How vigilant was he? There was an old folks home, and they had a bunch of people going to bus and go to the game and people show up in their walkers, wheelchairs, what have you and there's a husband and wife and the white. And the wheelchair and she's rather, infirm, and the husband is pushing along and they get to the front gate in the stadium and the other. You know, the ticket taker looks at them. And says we got your hand there. It's a bag full of cash the little ziplock bag, so, you know, maybe couple dozen cashews and you cannot have that in the stadium, and she says, well, I'm weak I needed for, you know, to keep my blood sugar up and I need to keep going. No, no, no, no, no. And there's an argument ensues with the eighty year old, husband and everything goes to the craziness and at the end of it, basically, they had to turn them back and kick them out of this poor old couple went and sat on the bus for four hours while everybody else from the old folks home watch the game and the slaughtering son. They sat in the bus instead of being the ballpark. These were the policies advanced the Mouly created, and that's part of what made the rain, not only a bad team. But really the laughing stock of all baseball. And what about from a performance standpoint on the field? It was terrible..