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August 23, 2010

Pittsburgh Pirates make money by losing, leaked financial documents suggest:: Economist Roger Noll, a Stanford University economist, said: “Probably the Pirates would be less profitable if they tried to improve the team substantially.”

posted by rumple to baseball at 12:58 PM - 16 comments

They really didn't have to leak documents for this to be known.

posted by mjkredliner at 04:54 PM on August 23

This behavior... is very piratey... Yar.

posted by Joey Michaels at 05:18 PM on August 23

This behavior... is very piratey... Yar.

Post of the day.

posted by tommytrump at 07:14 PM on August 23

I smell a musical: The Non-producers?.

posted by outonleave at 08:49 PM on August 23

I smell a musical: The Non-producers?.

Make it a double bill, Pirates opening for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

posted by cixelsyd at 09:54 PM on August 23

With special guest, the Los Angeles Clippers...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:52 PM on August 23

Wasn't there a movie quite a while ago (a comedy) about a woman who owned a team and wanted them to lose som she could make more $$? Of course we don't have to have seen it to know the ending. Life imitates art?

posted by wildbill1 at 06:49 AM on August 24

I believe that was Major League. Where the owner wanted the team to lose so she could get out of the contract and then move the team to Miami and make more money.

posted by jmauro2000 at 08:07 AM on August 24

Major League = art?

posted by BoKnows at 01:54 PM on August 24

Major League = art?

Hey man! Leave Jobu out of this!

posted by BornIcon at 04:35 PM on August 24

Major League = art?

Absolutely, but only the first one. Once they replaced Blade with Mike Tomlin, it went downhill fast...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:22 PM on August 24

Couldn't disagree more. Major League 2 is one of the few sequels that maintains the quality/entertainment of the original, IMO.

posted by DudeDykstra at 06:25 PM on August 24

Couldn't disagree more. Major League 2 is one of the few sequels that maintains the quality/entertainment of the original, IMO.

That might be the craziest thing I've read on this site...and that's saying something with grum and Weedy lurking about...

posted by MeatSaber at 08:27 PM on August 24

Major League 2 is one of the few sequels that maintains the quality/entertainment of the original, IMO.

I agree that there wasn't much to maintain.

posted by BoKnows at 10:16 PM on August 24

Major League 2 is an abomination.

The only sports movie sequel that stands up to the original is The Mighty Ducks 2. That shit was tight.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:48 PM on August 24

Couldn't disagree more. Major League 2 is one of the few sequels that maintains the quality/entertainment of the original, IMO.

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That might be the craziest thing I've read on this site...and that's saying something with grum and Weedy lurking about

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The only sports movie sequel that stands up to the original is The Mighty Ducks 2. That shit was tight.

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It's like you've all taken crazy pills.

posted by grum@work at 01:03 AM on August 25

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