money ball
 n.— «“I didn’t think we’d catch Boston. I knew we’d make a run at them, but the distance was too great. I didn’t think we could win it. Ahh, but they’re just money ball players.” George [Steinbrenner] ought to know. He’s paying them.» —“Pride + tradition” by Allen Abel in New York City Globe and Mail (Toronto, Can.) Oct. 9, 1978. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)