Baseball’s Handout to Haiti, by Tom Keough

This comic puts the financial situation of Major League Baseball and of America as a whole in perspective.  As much as I enjoy the game, it has always been ridiculous to me that a man can earn a million dollars to catch and throw a ball and that existing stadiums never seem good enough.  We, as fans, are just as much to blame for this.  It’s not uncommon to hear folks comparing how good this stadium is versus that stadium, and the desire of fans to see winning teams drives up player salaries.  When you consider the situations of other countries on the American continents, it’s kind of embarrassing to realize our priorities.

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2 Comments on “Baseball’s Handout to Haiti, by Tom Keough”

  1. wkkortas says:

    Professional sports, extorting cash from folks all points on the financial spectrum. It’s a good thing that people like Paul Allen and Mike Illitch need our help to build stadiums.

    • You would think that the cost of concessions at a ballgame would cover a lot of this kind of thing. $9 for a beer and $5 for a hot dog! I could get a large case of Bud Light at the grocery store for that.


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