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It's a Business

December 17, 2010 23:36:14.925

Spotted in Ballbug

Mariano Rivera admitted the unthinkable had been a possibility.  —  The Boston Red Sox offered him a chance to turn in his pinstripes and switch sides in baseball's fiercest rivalry.  —  “It was real.

I follow baseball pretty closely, and I'm a big Yankees fan - but this is one of those periodic reminders that it's primarily a business, not something put out there for the sole enjoyment of the fans. When that fourth wall breaks (think Babe Ruth going to the Yankees, or his late career away from the Yankees), it makes that all the more obvious.

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posted by James Robertson

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