Leej, I know exactly how you feel. How do you think the Giants got to the series in '89? Every game that I went to, they won. The good luck charm they never knew they had....
Spaw, big money HAS changed the game, but those who once played with grace--they've still got it. I had an opportunity to meet Willie Mays while he was at Candlestick presenting an award to Kevin Mitchell. While the players argued about contracts and commercials, Mr. Mays took the time to visit with kids who'd come to the park early. He didn't charge any money for an autograph, and never once told someone to speak to his agent. I don't care if I have to throw him over my shoulder and carry him around the bases myself, he'll make my fantasy team every time.
Rick, you are very welcome, and reign as Quizmaster. It's really late, and I can only hazard a guess at #20. My guess is the same reason the Giants went on after ditching Clark, Mitchell, Williams, and Butler....They had all those plastic cups made up with the team logo still in the concession stands, and they're gonna keep playing until they run out of 'em.