Prior has the gall to ask for a raise!

Ok, this isn’t really about fastpitch. But it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want. (Apologies to The Animals.)

I heard the other day that Cubs pitcher Mark Prior is asking for a raise, from somewhere around $3.4 million to $3.65 million. He must be smoking crack have an over-inflated opinion of himself.

In what other job can you barely show up for work, fail six times more than you succeed, have your most visible measured performance indicator (in his case ERA) be miserable (7+) and expect your employer to pay you more money? Most of us would have been fired long ago from our jobs if we performed that way. And most of us are not paid several million dollars for it. I know I’m not.

If you have a son, don’t waste your time making him study math, or history, or any of that other stuff. Do whatever it takes to teach him to become a MLB pitcher. One good season is all it takes to be set for life.

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