Sunday, October 23, 2011

MLB Facts

MLB players make 1,000 times more than the workers in Costa Rica who make their baseballs.
1. Average 2011 salary for the St. Louis Cardinals: $3.9 million

2. Highest 2011 salary for the St. Louis Cardinals: $16.3 million (Matt Holliday, started at $366,000 in 2005) )

3. Average 2011 salary for the Texas Rangers: $3.2 million   

4. Highest 2011 salary for the Texas Rangers: $16.2 million (Michael Young, started at $250,000 in 2002)

5. Average salary for the workers in Costa Rica who make the official MLB Rawlings baseballs: $3,200

11 Comments:

At 10/23/2011 6:29 PM, Blogger PFCT said...

Let's begin Occupy Baseball Stadium Parking Lots to overthrow the 1 percent players who make too much money and oppress all the rest of us.

 
At 10/23/2011 6:47 PM, Blogger Craig said...

Outrageous!

It's clear that the production of baseballs should be moved back to the U.S. where workers will, at least, receive a decent union wage. The newly-unemployed Costa Ricans will find other opportunities in prostitution, drug dealing and garbage-scavenging.

 
At 10/23/2011 7:12 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

Craig: "The newly-unemployed Costa Ricans will find other opportunities in prostitution, drug dealing and garbage-scavenging."

But what about the prostitutes, drug dealers, and garbage-scavengers in the US who can now find intellectually stimulating careers making baseballs? :)

 
At 10/23/2011 7:58 PM, Blogger Don Culo said...

Disneyland facts .........

Robert Iger annual compensation $30 million dollars a year.

Disneyland ride operator, usually part-time worker earning minimum wage, approximately $12,000.00 a year.

$30,000,000/$12,000 = 2,500

Baseball needs to learn from Disney







http://people.forbes.com/profile/robert-a-iger/79382

 
At 10/23/2011 9:11 PM, Blogger Don said...

This almost certainly a significant overstatement as prices are almost certain to be much lower in Costa Rica and the money supply per capita in Costa Rica is nearly certain to be much lower than in the US.

Regards, Don

 
At 10/23/2011 9:13 PM, Blogger Don said...

This almost certainly a significant overstatement as prices are almost certain to be much lower in Costa Rica and the money supply per capita in Costa Rica is nearly certain to be much lower than in the US.

Regards, Don Lloyd

 
At 10/23/2011 9:55 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...

Craig said...
The newly-unemployed Costa Ricans will find other opportunities

Not our country, not our problem - unless they're willing to meet US standards.

 
At 10/23/2011 11:21 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Not our country, not our problem - unless they're willing to meet US standards"...

Are these the new Amercan standard setters sethstorm?

 
At 10/23/2011 11:57 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Not our country, not our problem - unless they're willing to meet US standards."

Do you mean like monthly STD checks?

 
At 10/24/2011 10:44 AM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Salaries in baseball are high as MLB is a string of regional monopolies.

BTW, prostitutes, drug dealers and garbage scavengers all work for a living, and all are entrepreneurs.

As such, they are higher on the moral scale than federal employees, including the vaunted tax-eating federalized military.

 
At 10/25/2011 6:39 AM, Blogger sethstorm said...


juandos said...

The NYPD did its job and got someone that was a nuisance regardless of the event.

I am not seeing what point you're trying to make by you throwing that in the conversation.

 

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