Well, just in case, Rodriguez was awarded an additional 200k for being selected to play in the all-star game. Good for him. Who couldn't use a little extra padding in the old savings account?
Really, isn't this kind of obscene? I mean, come on. In a country where families scrape by on less than $15,000 a year, isn't this just a little stomach-turning? This guy is, after all, a baseball player. He is important...why? Someone please explain.
I love baseball. I LOVE baseball. I could go on and on about why this sport is, in fact, important. To me, it is the grandest game of them all. But right now I think I'm going to toss my cookies.
Yes, Rodriguez is a great player. Yes, we as fans perpetuate this kind of crap by going to games and paying $20 for a hotdog and a beer so some musclehead can make 27 million dollars for swinging a stick of wood. Yes, millions of us would trade places with him in a second. Yes, I'm sure he donates a nice chunk to charity...
I repeat: this is fucked up.
PS. A-Rod is the lamest nickname in sports history.
PPS. This entry in no way caused Alex Rodriguez' recent injury, which occurred only hours after its posting.