It's a business - but it's a business where 50 millions dollars is not a lot of money to the Steinbrenner family. I agree - their team, their philosophy, but if the team is bad (which I don't think it will be) it will be interesting to see if any lost money makes this a moot point.
they;ve been shelling ou stupid money for almost 15 years now and have one world series to show for it. can't really argue with them no longer wanting to do it. you dont need to spend big to win. in fact, we should be more upset with the contracts for arod, tex, etc that have put us in this situaiton now