Requiem for the AL Central

Via BYB’s twitter, Peavy is headed to the ChiSox. Not good.

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20 Responses to “Requiem for the AL Central”

  1. zachary Says:

    just someone else for migs and mags to hit ding dongs off.

  2. yorkroberts Says:

    not good for you….good for baseball.

  3. yorkroberts Says:

    Also, if the Tigers flounder (which they haven’t at all so far…being in 1st and all), do they try to unload Miggs or any of their other high priced players?

    Isn’t Detroit all about saving money these days?

  4. indeedindeed Says:

    it’s not like GM owns the Tigers. Illy (Little Caesar’s owner, Red Wings owner) owns the Tigers. And the five dollar pizza business is doing a little better than the car business. And Illy is an old superrich billionaire and former minor league baseball player who worships the franchise. I think he’s willing to lose money to watch a winner.

    That being said, there is a massive regional depression/national recession, and attendance is about 25% despite the fact that they’ve been playing well. But if the Tigers are contending than I think people will continue to show. And, this is pure speculation, but it seems like later in the summer attendance might pick up in detroit when it’s warmer and easier for kids to go to games.

    Would Dombro be willing to unload Magglio and his three years, 50 mill left? Probably. But Cabrera would be a gutshot. I’m more worried about all the guys who are on the last year of their deals, verlander, zumaya, fernando, polanco…. there’s others.

  5. indeedindeed Says:

    attendance is DOWN about 25%.

  6. yorkroberts Says:

    I wish there was a Little Caesar’s near here…

    More importantly, I just speculate because I’ve heard rumblings about it. I’m not saying it’s a good idea or anything.

  7. zachary Says:

    that was the dumbest espn earticle ever. it will not happen. people in my office kept saying that to me. we call that yellow journalism. much like this blog.

  8. indeedindeed Says:

    I say this all the time, but we tend to talk about baseball salaries like they’re debts that we’re personally holding. Yesterday Simmons was trying to get Jacko to admit that Jeter is washed up by asking something like, Would you rather have Jeter at 20 million or a healthy Jed Lowrie for 500k? Well, I’m not paying either of them, so I’d rather Jeter.

  9. indeedindeed Says:

    what espn article?

  10. indeedindeed Says:

    also, courtney claims there used to be lil cease out here (before my time) but that the entire string of franchises went bankrupt. that same thing happened when we were young with boston market franchises in michigan (i was surprised to learn that Bmarket still existed when i got out here.)

  11. yorkroberts Says:

    There were lil C’s out here. There were a few in RI.

    Actually there is still a lil C’s logo on a Kmart in South Attelborro even though it’s been gone for about 15 years.

  12. yorkroberts Says:

    It also seems funny that a franchise can fail in one region and be successful in another. Obviously individual storefronts will always fail in various places. But for every storefront in a chain to close shop in eastern MA and RI (I don’t know what the hell goes on in Western Mass…it’s like a different country out there)? Were they all owned by the same ownership group or something?

    I remember getting a Lil C’s pizza with my extended family when I was like 9 and thinking it was awesome. Maybe that was also because my parents were avidly against ordering pizza or getting pizza anywhere except Papa Gino’s in a pinch (Italian father who could make pizza dn a mom from New York who doesn’t like shitty pizza).

  13. yorkroberts Says:

    In conclusion, is Little Caesar’s good?

  14. Kenny Says:

    Good? Ummm let’s go with reasonably priced.

  15. indeedindeed Says:

    They have great “crazy bread.” You could get a bag of hot greasy buttery parmesany bread (our homey reese was big on this) for two dollars and have enough calories to keep you going for two days. And the large pepperoni pizzas were five dollars for the longest time, so you could split one and have a huge lunch for $2.50.

  16. indeedindeed Says:

    And, yeah, I think franchises tend to be owned in strings, so you kind of buy control of offering the product in a certain area. Because individual franchisees would try to seep into other people’s zones, and drain off demand.

  17. Kenny Says:

    Yea the 5 dollar large was a staple of most TC teen’s diet. Remarkably, they are still 5 dollars. Take that inflation!

    And I wasn’t trying to denigrate Lil Cease, considering the price you are paying it’s pretty good. But I don’t think it would have made the list of top pizza’s GQ put out.

    They have also added a deep dish hot and ready for $7.

  18. indeedindeed Says:

    I thought they had gone up to 5.99?

  19. Kenny Says:

    It’s been a little while since I had one but pretty sure it was 5 bucks a couple months ago. BG came home with one on Tuesday I’ll ask him what he paid.

  20. zachary Says:

    the stuffed crust is good. lil c’s is awesome. theres one in chicago. one. we drive 5 miles to get it once in a while. take the freeway.

    there was a giant espn article about the tigs had to dump migs or the franchise would fold. espn or yahoo.

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