At Least It’s Not This

Something to be grateful for when you worry about Pettitte’s back..


Gotta think it’s a lot worse to catch one of those pitches than a spitter. No wonder Barrett fought big Z.

It’s tough to be a cubbie.

edit: bumped this behind the gamer

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  • If my mind wasn’t in the gutter most of the time, I wouldn’t get this.
    Good catch, AG.

    And here’s something from the Boston Globe plucked from USA Today. Feel free to start a separate thread with it….
    For the first time since 2003, the Red Sox will not start the season with the second-highest payroll in the majors.
    Figures obtained by the Associated Press indicated that the Red Sox opened the season with a payroll of $133,440,037, which is down $10 million from their Opening Day payroll last season and ranks as the fourth-highest in the majors this season. Not surprisingly, the Yankees lead the way with just over $209 million.
    In every season since 2004, the Red Sox had placed second behind the Yankees in total payroll. This year, they’re behind the Yankees, Tigers, and Mets. The Sox spent $143 million last season, and averaged about $123 million per year from 2004-06. Courtesy of USA Today’s salaries database, here’s a list of total Sox payroll from 1988 ($15 million!) to 2007.
    Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses. In some cases, parts of salaries deferred without interest are discounted to reflect present-day values.
    N.Y. Yankees — $209,081,579
    Detroit — 138,685,197
    New York Mets — 138,293,378
    Boston — 133,440,037
    Chicago White Sox — 121,152,667
    Los Angeles Angels — 119,216,333
    Chicago Cubs — 118,595,833
    Los Angeles Dodgers — 118,536,038
    Seattle — 117,993,982
    Atlanta — 102,424,018
    St. Louis — 100,624,450
    Toronto — 98,641,957
    Philadelphia — 98,269,881
    Houston — 88,930,415
    Milwaukee — 81,004,167
    Cleveland — 78,970,067
    San Francisco — 76,904,500
    Cincinnati — 74,277,695
    San Diego — 73,677,617
    Colorado — 68,655,500
    Texas — 68,239,551
    Baltimore — 67,196,248
    Arizona — 66,202,713
    Minnesota — 62,182,767
    Kansas City — 58,245,500
    Washington — 54,961,000
    Pittsburgh — 49,365,283
    Oakland — 47,967,126
    Tampa Bay — 43,820,598
    Florida — 21,836,500

    I'm Bill McNeal April 1, 2008, 5:00 pm
  • My bad. Apparently this list did not come from USA Today.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 1, 2008, 5:03 pm
  • I like the fact that ARod out-earns the entire Marlins Roster.

    attackgerbil April 1, 2008, 5:08 pm
  • To be a bit more thorough, Giambino does as well, and Jeets is just a couple measly hunnerd grand back
    Alex Rodriguez $28,000,000
    Jason Giambi $23,428,571
    Derek Jeter $21,600,000
    My Gawd. The three of them top the Twins, Royals, Pirates, A’s, Fish, and other Fish.

    attackgerbil April 1, 2008, 6:02 pm
  • evil

    dc April 1, 2008, 10:40 pm
  • i feel like the more you stay on a sport, the more damaged your body can attain.

    east bremerton florist April 2, 2008, 2:16 am
  • Not only does ARod out-earn the entire Marlins roster, but he does so with 7 million to spare!

    Atheose April 2, 2008, 12:41 pm

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