Out of respect for a rich man that wasn't satisfied with mere comfort and endeavored to be truly wealthy, I don't have too much to say.
Out of respect for the 22 people that lost their sales jobs with the Toronto Blue Jays, I wish I had less to say. I get that fake-offering A.J. Burnett a $15 million dollar contract extension offers more return on investment than 20-odd sales managers does; but that doesn't make it any easier to take 3 weeks before Christmas. Despite my best efforts, baseball is not a abstract entity free of all the corporate trappings of horseshit business. Don't worry pro sports, once the golden goose has drowned in its own excess, we real fans will still be here.
The last word on respect goes to Rotoworld. When announcing the death of the owner, how did they choose to extend this information to their widget-loving public? Which player has the gravitas to to reflect the heft of a team owner and media magnate?