Wake up Manny


We do not like to blog sports, we do not like to talk about sports, and the ridiculous money athletes earn. We understand that if 35,000 people pay average of $40 to see a game, the players deserve a slice. Today we find out Los Angeles Dodgers have offered Manny Ramirez a one-year $25 million deal take it or leave it. Manny wanted to be paid about $100 million for the next four years. Manny is now 37 years old and has worn out his welcome in Boston. He was traded to LA last year and he rejuvenated the team leading them to the playoffs. He has been on the free agent market since the end of the season this appears to be the first offer he has received. The problem we have with this today is there are close to 2.5 million people out of work. They announce layoffs everyday and unemployment is climbing toward 7%. We know there is really only one payday left for this player and a multi-year deal would finish his career. The problem is he has over priced the market and his worth, so suck it up and take the deal. You are embarrassing yourself with this hubris. You are making the people who stand in an unemployment line sending out resumes everyday to places that thousands of people are applying for the same job. You play a game and you are very good at it, take the money shut up and try again next year.

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