Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Get Over Yourself
According to this article in the Daily News, Pedro Martinez would not be comfortable with a deal similar to Tom Glavine's, which guarantees Glavine a paltry, insulting, humiliating $1M. Now I understand that Pedro was a dominant pitcher for a long time, but he's not anymore. People in this country are losing their jobs, their homes, living in make shift tent cities, and this piece thinks $1M is "disrespect[ing] my abilities or the way I am." WTF? For $1M I would not only pitch, I would catch my own games, sweep out the dugout afterwards, and pitch every third day. $1M to throw a ball? Yes please. But I guess Pedro's too good for that. I realize he's probably got stacks of millions sitting in some bank account, or in Bernie Madoff's bank account, but that's no reason to act like $1M guaranteed is an insult. Hell, if I had Pedro money I'd gladly play for the minimum, he doesn't need more money. I realize you probably need a certain level of cockiness and self-belief to make it to the majors, but get some perspective. CEOs are getting their arses kicked for riding in jets. People are pissed that the banks, who never met a homeowner facing financial difficulty that they wanted to bailout, are getting billions from the very people they were so eager to boot from their homes. If your best offer is for $1M guaranteed, take it and shut the #$&@!% up.