I know, seems ridiculous huh? It is. Thats the figure that "star" pitcher C.C. Sabathia will be getting paid from the NY Yankees. For the people that know me really well, I love sports. Its a big part of my life and I watch sportscenter almost everyday. Sports aren't all my life but I enjoy them. With that said, aren't we paying these athletes just a little too much. What happened to, "holy shit we're in a recession" talk? Oh ya, I forgot we're dealing with the Yankees here. The "I don't-care-how much-we-spend-to-get-a-star,-so-long-as-we-can-almost-make-the-playoffs" team. They did this a few years ago with Alex Rodriguez and look where they are. They haven't won the World Series since 2000. Hmmm you do the math?
And you may ask what his initials C.C. stand for? Yep, you guessed it......Cha-ching!!
I rest my case.
My point? The rich just get richer and no matter how shitty the economy is, these teams will always throw stupid money at these overpaid athletes. What about giving some of that money to the struggling families in their respective communities? Or maybe the three jackass CEO's of the Big 3 Automakers, who by the way, flew each of their private jets to Washington to ask for a "bailout"? I mean what happened to Jet Pooling? Oh ya, I forgot, its Christmas, the season for giving. My bad.