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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Nickels and Dimes

There's an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force--which I just saw a repeat of last night--where Oglethorpe and Emory lure Shake into their spaceship (so as to replace him with a perfect copy) by promising him a movie deal. Meatwad, acting as Shake's agent, negotiates a contract for 15% gross, licensing rights and one (1) VHS copy of the movie itself.

The reason I bring that up is that I just read about the particulars of Ichiro's new deal with the Mariners. Rather than making the $17 million / year figure that was first reported, he'll be grossing $12M. What happens to the rest? Well...

  1. 5 million deferred a year, at 5.5% interest (!)
  2. $32K a year in a "housing allowance"
  3. 4 (four) first-class tickets for round trips from Japan to Seattle
  4. A personal trainer
  5. A Mercedes
... fuck the heck? Dude, you're making millions of dollars a year. Don't worry about the VHS.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Jefe said...

I need to read firejoemorgan on a regular basis, obviously.

2:20 PM

 
Blogger neill said...

Can't possibly recommend it enough, I'm telling you.

8:02 PM

 
Blogger Jefe said...

The line by line dissection of the "A-Rod salary controversy" was stellar.

4:15 PM

 

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