‘On The Road With psugator02′ – April 1, 2010
Rockies at Cubs
10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
All of the Rockies I thought would sign did. A few surprises on the Cubs’ side, however.
Dexter Fowler: 2/2 (8x10s)..as nice as could be though insisted on personalizing. A far cry from his behavior in NYC. I guess no one likes getting mobbed. Told him that his graph has changed a lot from when he was in high school. “That’s the way it goes.”
Ian Stewart: 2/2 (8x10s)….Very polite. I apologized for the quality of the photos but he flattered me by saying that they were good
Jason Giambi: 0/1..I was waiting near the Rockies’ dugout. Of course the few he signed were near the Cubs’ dugout.
Ubaldo Jimenez: 2/2 (’09 Ginters)…real nice guy
Miguel Olivo: 1/1 (2006 Marlins’ team photo)…I told him that I’ve been chasing him for a while. I think he interpreted the word “chase” incorrectly. “I don’t mean it like that,” I said.
Alfonso Soriano: 1/1 (’08 Ginter)…Another grapher had a color canvas and traded it to Soriano for a mint bat. The bat looked incredible, the sig even better
Aramis Ramirez: 1/1 (’08 Ginter)…I guess he’s difficult here in Arizona. I got lucky
Derrek Lee: 0/1 while on his way to the player parking lot in a golf cart, 0/1 while leaving the player lot in his car
Ryan Theriot: 2/2 (’09 Ginters)…nice kid
Ryan Dempster: 2/2 (’09 Ginters)…told him how much he is missed in South Florida
Lou Piniella: 0/1 postgame despite only two other graphers being there. “I gotta go.”
Troy Tulowitzki: 0/1 did not even acknowledge me
Todd Helton: 0/1 did not even acknowledge me…the few he signed were for little kids
Bob Brenly: 2/2 (cards)…real nice
Other: No sign of Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, or Greg Maddux. Gonna try for the latter two tomorrow at the minor-league complex. … Fergie Jenkins, Tommy Davis, Bert Campaneris, George Foster and a few others were all signing behind home plate. I didn’t care about any of them other than Fergie but I wasn’t going to pay $20-per. … A big thank-you to Tony, a local grapher, for showing me the ropes in Mesa, in addition to a few of the other parks. You’re a good dude.
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I thought it would be entertaining to take a look at baseball’s top 25 paid players for the 2008 season and link their salaries to one stat of theirs to illustrate how much each of these guys got paid to do just one thing over the course of the whole year…
The results are pretty funny, and a little disturbing too!!!
||$800,000 per home run
||$207,332 per hit
||$245,454 per run scored
||Boston Red Sox
||$156,445 per RBI
||$749,912 per stolen base
||$2,443,164 per triple
||$1,061,513 per win
||$200,000 per game played
||$445,945 per double
||$219,178 for every walk drawn
||$2,000,000 for every sacrifice
||$484,848 for every game started
||$123,076 per strikeout
||$355,004 for every run allowed
||$315,363 each time he was caught stealing
||$191,831 for each base he reached
||Chicago White Sox
||$31,146 per at bat
||Los Angeles Angels
||$193,750 per outfield assist
||$5,166,666 per wild pitch
||$267,241 per double play turned
||$15,217,401 for doing nothing
||$7,550,273 per complete game
||$1,363,636 each time hit by a pitch
||$211,267 per inning pitched
||$1,346,492 per error committed
Make no mistake about it, nobody deserves to be paid what these guys get paid. Especially in a time when the country is in a recession and more and more Americans are unemployed. But, none of us would turn these contracts down either so you cannot really fault the players…
Needless to say, these guys are really making a ton of cash for playing a kid’s game and I applaud them for the hard work(most of the time) and their dedication to their sport!! Now back up that Wells Fargo truck!!!!
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