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There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth across the state of New York today as the citizenry tries to come to terms with the scandal that has ripped our illusions away: the Yankees signing comedian Billy Crystal to a one-game contract. He'll appear in a spring training game, as a publicity stunt. This sudden disgrace of our heroes is shaking us to the very core! The New York Post splashed the outrage on their (back) cover, and fired off a defense of our collective moral standards:

"I guess this tells you that spring training shouldn't be taken that seriously," argued the dour-faced columnist,

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"You could make the argument that the Yankees have been too business-like through the years and need to lighten up, but who's next? Bruce Springsteen? Britney Spears? Instead of 'Dancing With the Stars' there could be 'Baseball With the Stars,'" joked

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"The joke's on the Yankees," added

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[The Daily News gave this scandalous, unimportant stunt only a four-graf throwaway piece. Does this mean they are an unpatriotic publication with much better journalistic sense than the Post? I believe it does.]

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