Menu To hear some people baseball talk, they have to hold a benefit to make sure has enough left his bank account for retirement. All right, there isn’t. would have to spend money like Mike his heyday to burn through the $120 million the Phillies Ali Marpet Jersey pay him over the next five years. Still, the buzz seemed more about what he turned down from the New Yankees than the contract with the Phillies that guarantees he be incredibly for a time to come. The talk be louder because the guy who just left the Phillies grabbed every dollar he could to join a losing team. Argue Werth’s talents all you want, but there’s no way he is worth $126 million, regardless of how ludicrous baseball contracts have gotten. And ludicrous they are. The numbers are staggering we might as well be talking about Monopoly money as the real thing. And now is being held up by some as a shining example of someone not motivated by greed. This, after signing his name to the bottom of a contract that pay him average of $24 million a year. To throw a baseball.
Ludicrous doesn’t even begin to describe it. was Philadelphia on Wednesday explaining what he plans to do for the Phillies for that kind of money. He wasn’t specific, but here’s hoping that Phillies fans get more than the 12 wins he managed to scratch together for two teams last year. I was on the phone to the Save the Children Connecticut, wondering what that kind of money could do for them. It is the giving, of course, and 10 people have contributed to their current Gifts of campaign. They gave average of $52, which doesn’t sound like much the universe. But when $40 buys malaria tents for four and $50 pays for basic tools for health care workers impoverished countries, it can go a way.
For $120 you can bring a community a bicycle, said Loehr, vice president of resource development for Save the Children. That’s their ambulance, how they transport sick children from remote villages to health clinics. So what could ‘s money do? Well, let’s count the ways. For what make to pitch one game, the – which is active Alterraun Verner Jersey 120 countries – could help save the lives of 10 malnourished children by providing them with specially formulated peanut paste for eight weeks they gain weight and get stronger. For what he be paid to pitch just one inning, the could buy 4 newborn care packages to help prevent infants from dying within the first 24 hours of birth. For the money makes to get one out, a complete school could be built Mali, a country Western Africa that is one of the poorest the world. Each school can be built for $42 including three classrooms, latrines for boys and girls, and books. We can educate a girl for entire year for $65, Loehr said. It takes little to be able to bring education to the world’s poorest children.
Spend ‘s money closer to home and the left-behind $30 million could provide healthy snacks for a half million kids living poverty the United States. I’m not picking on, who is simply the latest poster player for what ails sports. It’s a seller’s market baseball and anyone who can sell themselves for $120 million certainly has the right to do. But I’m also not going to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize for leaving behind a pile of money. His salary is still far out of whack with that of paying fans, even had to acknowledge that much. It’s plenty of money, he said. When you hit a certain point, enough is enough. On that, at least, we can agree. ____ Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at.