On the other end, we have Manny Ramirez and his continued denial of contract offers by the Los Angeles Dodgers. $45 million isn't enough i guess. All of this showmanship might actually cause him to enter the season without being part of any team's roster. That's a pretty smart idea - "I would rather not play at all and receive no pay, than to go with a $45 million deal with the Dodgers." Good job Manny. Give Scott Boras a shout out for me.
Thank goodness the NBA isn't in this conversation, because they are actually in need of $175 million for who-knows-what. It has gotten to the point that the league will have to lower the salary cap as a result of America's recession. At least they are feeling it just like you and I. No sport is immune to economic climates and when we are faced with troubles, more fiscal responsibility should be practiced by everyone. Hear that Steinbrenner? Well let me not single him out, because he isn't the only one I'm talking about. At any rate, I just want some teams to practice restraint - at least for now.