norton wrote:++ Though I do watch an occasional baseball game I confess I am not a fanatic on the sport but it just seems ridiculous that any ball player in any sport is being paid not a million, not a few million but 120 million dollars to play a game. What do you think?
It does boggle the mind. But in the end it is supply and demand. 100 million people have the ability to be waiters, 10 million maybe able to train as a plumber, 100000 could be doctors, 1000 are talented enough to be NFL players, 20 maybe good enough to be elite major league pitchers.
Less of us who can do a certain task, the higher the pay for said task. And since our society places such a huge emphasis on sports, insane contracts like this exist.