Thursday, December 11, 2008

$23 million

I heard this morning that the NY Yankees baseball club is going to pay some pitcher $23 million each year for throwing a ball. I'm all for paying athletes a good wage. They entertain us. They typically have short careers, and few of them have any other skills. I think $150k to $200k is generous. $23 million? There are people sleeping on grates. How about giving him $230k instead, or even $2.3 million and give the rest to a food bank?

Am I the only guy around who thinks there is something very very wrong with this picture?

4 comments:

tshsmom said...

What's even worse is when these entitled, rich athletes expect taxpayers to build them a stadium!

Candy Minx said...

Yeah, I am totally fine with paying athletes tons of money. 200thou is a lot of money.

I am with you completely about sports teams subsidizing civic infrastructures and money all for fundraising...

L.M. said...

Let the players make the money, give the CEOs and team managers 250 K max. The players are your target because they're visible. They're making a miniscule percentage of the profits.

mister anchovy said...

Hey LM, I agree. The $23 M / year was all over the news and that's why I picked up on it. Point taken.