Saturday, November 7, 2009

Glory at any price?

Disclaimer: I’ve not been a huge sports fan since the Dodgers left Brooklyn. But I understand the baseball fever that hit millions during the recent World Series. Yet I wonder when is it all too much? Or is it ever too much?

Today I saw a Bloomingdale’s ad for limited editions of a 3” Yankees baseball made of Waterford crystal for $165; a Yankees 9” baseball player made of Waterford crystal for $190; and a Yankees 3” baseball cap made of Waterford crystal for $170.

Am I a Scrooge? Someone who doesn’t appreciate a fan’s ecstasy? Or, aren’t there more sensible ways to commemorate the victory? A T-shirt perhaps? I guess I just don’t understand.