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He's right about one thing: The plaque room is the least interesting part of Cooperstown.
I guarantee you that the Red Stockings of 145 years ago are more interesting than the 2013, $2.3 billion Yankees.
That's a fascinating proposition: if you put George Wright directly in a time machine, he would be much, much worse, than, say, Reid Brignac.
And the span is helpfully about 140 years, so we're talking an increase in average league quality of about 1 win per decade.
Even if I accepted the point that players are overpaid (I don't)... so what? Who cares? Literally who gives a flying #### about it? Does it affect the actual play on the actual field even one tiny bit? How does it change your enjoyment of actually watching the game? Are players running around with so many dollar bills stuffed down their pants, that it is slowing them down?
This is so untrue it really needs to be highlighted. There are, probably, only a handful of people who would find the 1869 Red Stockings interesting beyond walking past a display about them in Cooperstown. There are, I assume literally, millions of people more interested in any given Yankees season.
The Yankees Wiki page, not exactly the most relevant page on the web for the Yankees, gets 30 times the traffic the 1869 Red Stockings page does (and that might actually be the most relevant page on the web for them for all I know, it's the first item on Google for 1869 Red Stockings).
I don't think that really answers Guzzardi's point. By the standard you just evoke, Miley Cyrus is likely far more interesting than Daniel Day-Lewis.
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