Thursday, April 03, 2008

Baseball money.

While grocery shopping with Lili, I saw a magazine that featured Alex Rodriguez on the cover. So I picked up the magazine and started flipping through its pages as I like to do at the grocery store, especially if my wife isn't with me. A brief look at the A-Rod article reminded me of his $275 million contract which made me wonder if A-Rod, and other extremely overpaid players like him, think they are worth the money they get paid.

Because if I were in George Steinbrenner's shoes I would expect A-Rod to hit home runs all the time. I would expect home runs regardless of pitch or pitcher, weather conditions or time of day, batting order or ball park. Heck, I'd expect A-Rod to hit a home run blindfolded on a moonless night. Otherwise you're not really getting your money's worth.

3 comments:

TC said...

Stanny, here's a little factoid that puts the psychotic payscale MLB works in perspective.

For the 2008 season, Alex Rodriguez (or as I like to call him, "A-Hole") will earn more money than the entire roster of the Florida Marlins.

GOD BLESS DARTH BOSS GEORGE'S WALLET!

Stan Yann said...

Wholly crap, Batman! But do you think he thinks he is worth it?

TC said...

who cares? Wait till next year, when the new Stadium opens... that thing is gonna be an ATM, just gushing money, and the yankee salary base is gonna make the current number look like restraint.