Are Yankees, Steinbrenner the real socialists?

Updated: February 22, 2011, 11:17 AM ET
By Patrick Hruby

"At some point, if you don't want to worry about teams in minor markets, don't put teams in minor markets, or don't leave teams in minor markets if they're truly minor. Socialism, communism, whatever you want to call it, is never the answer."

-- New York Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner, on Major League Baseball's luxury tax and revenue-sharing programs.

The New York Yankees play in new Yankee Stadium, a building whose $1.5 billion price tag largely was covered ...

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