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I'm not going to lie, I didn't know much about this Randy Levine guy before this winter and when I first heard him on the radio it was on The Michael Kay Show acting as if the Yankees weren't pissed we didn't get Cliff Lee, so I kinda hated him. But I love him now. Get over yourselves, Texas. You have one good season, snake Cliff Lee away from the Yankees in July, beat us ONCE in the playoffs, then get fucking embarrassed in the World Series, and all of a sudden you're all big dick and think you can dance with the big boys? Well you got another thing coming to you, because guess what: Without Cliff Lee, your team sucks. Sure, you can still hit with anyone, but its only a matter of time before your degenerate group of coked up, heroine abusing, meth head alcoholics have a massive relapse and then what? I mean come on, the Rangers are the definition of poor. They're near the bottom of the league in both operating income and revenues, and their debt to value ratio is #1 in baseball at an embarrassing $106 million. Put it in perspective, Texas, you had one good season. Does that make up for keeping on a manager who admitted to using cocaine in the clubhouse? Seriously? In what other business, any business, would use of cocaine in your god damn office not be grounds for immediate dismissal? The Steinbrenners would never let that shit fly. Hell, that shit wouldn't fly at KwikMart. And I am so fucking sick of hearing what a feel-good story Josh Hamilton is. Try fucking pussy. Come on bro, you can't even celebrate winning the ALCS with your teammates? Ginger ale? Really? Are you fucking six years old? Learn a little something called self control. You realize that it is possible to have a few drinks without fucking strippers and doing every drug known to man. How is he possibly a feel good story? He has all the talent in the world and he pissed away 4-5 prime seasons because he can't control himself around booze. Then, the year after his "comeback" season, he has a relapse and for some reason gets a free pass? He's a waste of talent. The opposite of a feel good story. Every father should show their son Josh Hamilton and say "son, this is exactly what you DON'T want to be. Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers are stand for everything that is wrong with Major League Baseball.
The message was direct: Mind your business and keep your team off "welfare."
Levine made his comments in response to Greenberg's opinion that the Rangers kept the chase for Cliff Lee going long enough for the Phillies to sneak in and take Lee from the clutches of New York to the National League.
"I think Chuck is delusional," Levine told ESPNewYork.com. "He has been running the Rangers for a few minutes and seems to believe he's mastered what everyone else is thinking. I think he should let Cliff Lee speak for himself. I'll be impressed when he demonstrates he can keep the Rangers off welfare. What I mean is make them not be a revenue-sharing recipient for three years in a row, without taking financing from baseball or advance money from television networks. Then I'll be impressed."