How may I get a High School Record if the School is closed for years ?
Contact the dept of education in NYC. Normally, when a school closes, the records need to be filed elsewhere, and the Dept of Ed can help you locate them. If the records were in a fire, I'm not sure what they can do for you, but it's worth it to ask.
If worse comes to worst, she may need to sit for the GED exams. But don't go there yet - try the Dept of Ed first.
Do the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies over pay players? Is the gap on skill closer than the payroll shows?
I believe the skill gap is much narrower among the teams than the payroll gap is. The high payroll teams do often get better players (and sometimes major busts), but they're not teams of supermen who dominate every small market team. That's why it's possible to have post seasons like this one where all the large market teams have been eliminated. It just doesn't happen most of the time.
Money can't buy a championship, but it can sure improve the odds a helluva lot.