• HaroldHecuba: Mike Mussina is EASTERN EUROPEAN, not Italian....

Sarah had a post a about how “evil” some teams were because they were pocketing some change instead of spending all kinds of money in free agents (in other words, the NL vs. the AL).

Being a little late to the argument (the entire Umpbump staff except me commented on that post), I can’t say I have the final word, but I did find this website that kind of proves that, not only are some NL teams spending less money, they’re actually winning!

You can drag the date marker to see how each team is doing over time. Check it out here.

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