There is jealousy and then there is increduilty and then there is mind boggling jaw dropping breath stopping shock.
This is beyond even that.
I enjoy an occasional baseball game at the stadium.
I believe baseball is okay for frum yeshiva boys.
I think other people can do what they want with their money.
I think some people have a specialized, incredible talent, and they do so much for a large portion of the population. Like transplant baboon hearts in monkeys, or create fruit computers.
I do not get paying some guy with an idiotic name (yes, I think that is important) one hundred and eighty million dollars to PLAY (For gosh sake we don't even pretend to call it work!) for four, maybe 5 or 6 with extra innings, hours a day, maybe five days a week, for maybe six months.
aren't these owners embarrassed? Like when some agent is negotiating a salary and they say a number like this, does anyone at the table flinch?
Is this like some big Emperor's New Clothes story, and one day some owner is going to get up before the seventh inning stretch and scream to the bleachers
"I could be paying off all the heads of every union that is holding our senate hostage and still have leftover money to take my family to a hotel for Pesach!" everyone would probably cheer him even though he made no sense because (tra la la) when your rich they think you really know"
but really, someone, please, enlighten me as to how the numbers got this high for something which is a sport and entertainment.
Interesting thought on chanuka, when we talk about triumph over the Greeks who revered the physical prowess and strength of the human body...