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The Schmuck (ehemm WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING) Who Gave Jeter His Ball Back

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by NewYorkIslander, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    I can't say I agree with you. If ever there were two guys worthy of emulation by the young fans of the game, it's Jeter and Ripkin. If I had to go back in time and not be utterly infatuated with the play of Ken Griffey Jr., knowing what I do now about how important character is in an athlete, I'd likely have become a shortstop.

    This has nothing to do with being pampered and overpaid. Their salaries combined with the treatment they get make them pampered. Shit, the meal money these guy get on a daily allowance is more than most Americans make in a year.
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What an embarrassment this thread is.
     
  3. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    What an embarrassment this thread is.
    You people should be shot.
    See, you agree with me more often than you realize.
     
  4. edinatlanta

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    Shit, the meal money these guy get on a daily allowance is more than most Americans make in a year.

    OK. This is low-hanging fruit but I couldn't resist.

    According to this, the average disposable income in Amerikkka in 2005 was $31,410.

    Now, if we were to think NYR is correct (and there is no reason to do so) that means MLB players are getting $32k meal allowances. His poor word choice makes it unclear if he means that is what they receive daily or annually. I hope he means the former but I'm sure the latter.

    So somehow these players will find a way to spend that much money on food for 162 days a year, forgetting that the clubhouse has food for them wherever they go and teams are spending $1.3 million on player food. Alone.

    Really NYR, you are an all star poster.
     
  5. ter1413

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    OK. This is low-hanging fruit but I couldn't resist.

    According to this, the average disposable income in Amerikkka in 2005 was $31,410.

    Now, if we were to think NYR is correct (and there is no reason to do so) that means MLB players are getting $32k meal allowances. His poor word choice makes it unclear if he means that is what they receive daily or annually. I hope he means the former but I'm sure the latter.

    So somehow these players will find a way to spend that much money on food for 162 days a year, forgetting that the clubhouse has food for them wherever they go and teams are spending $1.3 million on player food. Alone.

    Really NYR, you are an all star poster.


    Your sarcasm detector may need an oil change...[​IMG]
     
  6. B Hamilton

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    I hate this "right thing" statement. He made a personal choice. I do think if this guy played it right, he could make that $ and gain goodwill at the same time. I just hope he came to terms with the fact that everyone will mark his every professional move by how much he left on the table.
     
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    http://mlb.mlb.com/players/jeter_derek/turn2/turn2us.jsp

    Summer school in NYC blows. The $$ is good though, ~$48 an hour, but I work afterschool during the year so I don't have to deal with summers. Afterschool sessions are voluntary and are enrichment-based rather than mandated. Dealing with kids who want to be there during the year is much better than dealing with kids who have to be there in July and August. What sucks is that I wind up blowing my afterschool checks during the year at Franks...[​IMG]
     
  8. Fraiche

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    Does anyone even know how the guy "gave the ball back"?

    Did Yankee security home in on him and politely offered a trade? Or did he actually voluntarily do it?
     
  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    See, you agree with me more often than you realize.
    You are an all-star in my book. Maybe like Atlee Hammaker in the all star game, but an all-star nonetheless.
     
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    Does anyone even know how the guy "gave the ball back"?

    Did Yankee security home in on him and politely offered a trade? Or did he actually voluntarily do it?


    they said that he volunteered...
    i also heard that the yankees made him sign a waiver that stated that he gave the ball to them under no "pressure."
     
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    they said that he volunteered...
    i also heard that the yankees made him sign a waiver that stated that he gave the ball to them under no "pressure."


    Made him sign under no pressure?

    Isn't that an oxymoron?
     
  12. Logan

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    Okay, 3000th hit, $10,000 + HR for 3000th hit $10,000 (being generous here) + First New York Yankee to have all 3000 hits in a Yankee Uniform $50,000 + Jeter being Jeter $35,000 - Sports Memorbilia market being down $15,000 = $90,000

    Where are you getting these numbers? Maybe to you the ball isn't worth a lot, but I'd have to side with ter and think there is some moron out there will to plop down a shit ton of coin for it.
     
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    Where are you getting these numbers? Maybe to you the ball isn't worth a lot, but I'd have to side with ter and think there is some moron out there will to plop down a shit ton of coin for it.

    he is just guessing and using low $$ values....there is def a moron out there that would have spent serious coin on that ball...
     
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    You are an all-star in my book. Maybe like Atlee Hammaker in the all star game, but an all-star nonetheless.
    I had never heard of him before this. Still, I suppose there are worse records to be known for. You could be the guy who gave Derek Jeter's 3000th hit ball back to him for almost nothing.
     
  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had never heard of him before this. Still, I suppose there are worse records to be known for. You could be the guy who gave Derek Jeter's 3000th hit ball back to him for almost nothing.
    He was my favorite player when I was a kid. I was so psyched for that game, and it just killed me. I was depressed for like 15 minutes.
     
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    so i read like the first four pages of this thread but i'd like to point out how retarded it is to say that it costs $500 to go to a yankee game because you have to buy souvenirs and hotdogs.
     
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    hey the guy did a nice thing. maybe not smart.

    no reason Jeter can't do the "right" thing too and quietly ship him 50k. that's pocket change.
     
  18. Bhowie

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    no reason Jeter can't ... quietly ship him 50k. that's pocket change.

    Other than the fact that he's an entitled whiner

    But seriously NYR, calling him a schmuck for not demanding payment is why people stereotype northeasterners, NYers in particular, for being such fucking assholes
     

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