Dan Daly: No room in AFL for sorry Lions

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Then again, maybe it’s just the first shot across Jose Theodore’s bow.

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Speaking of shots across bows, did you read about the pirates in the African seas who hijacked a munitions ship and are holding it for ransom? Intelligence agencies have yet to determine the identities of the assailants, but they did rule out one possibility when the ransom demand was lowered from $35 million to $20 million: None of the pirates is related to Scott Boras.

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Number of the Week: 18

That’s how many baseball franchises were bought by their current owners for less than $184 million, which is what Boras is reportedly seeking for Mark Teixeira.

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If Peter Angelos meets Teixeira’s price, he’ll be shelling out more for the switch-hitting first baseman than he did for the Orioles in 1993 ($173 million). And at the time, that was the most ever paid for a major league ballclub.

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A question that will remain unanswered: How many peanuts would you have to sell - individual peanuts, not bags - to cover the cost of Teixeira’s contract?

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Perhaps I should rephrase that. How many QUINTILLION peanuts would you have to sell?

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Let me give it one more try: How many elephants would you need to consume the peanuts you’d have to sell to cover the cost of Teixeira’s contract?

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Dan Daly

Dan Daly

Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of “The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at ddaly@washingtontimes.com.

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