Monday, September 26, 2011

Underpaid Athlete

Note to Self:

Yesterday at the baseball game, you referred to a high-performing player earning the league minimum as an "underpaid athlete."  He earns more in one season of "league minimum" salary than you earn in a decade of teaching (even with your master's degree and extra duty work).  Perhaps in Baseball Land he's a bargain.  But in your world, he's wealthy.  You can continue to cheer for the team and, on some level, live out your childhood dreams vicariously through multi-millionaire athletes.  But when it's over and you arrive home to three kids clinging onto your leg and begging to play a game of catch, you'll realize the true meaning of "the love of the game."  

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