The $252,000,000 Man

Last week, free-agent shortstop Alex Rodriguez signed the richest contract in sports history, a 10-year, $252 million deal with the Texas Rangers. What do you think?

  • “Boy, when that state isn't busy putting Hispanics to death, it's paying them ridiculous sums to run around a baseball field. Is there no in-between?”

    Eleanor Jeffries –
    Reference Librarian

  • “It's outrageous that the Rangers signed this guy for $252 million. Only the Yankees should get to do that.”

    Brandon Wiley –
    Security Guard

  • “As a Texas Rangers front-office official, I'm extremely excited to have Rodriguez on board--in a nauseous, tight-chested kind of way.”

    Bruce Dickerson –
    Baseball Executive

  • “Sure, a quarter of a billion dollars is a lot of money, but we are talking about a guy with a career .374 on-base percentage here.”

    Vanessa Simon –
    Teacher

  • “I'm so psyched to see A-Rod play for my beloved Rangers, I've already started saving up for a $135 bleacher seat.”

    Dan Agarawal –
    Bricklayer

  • “Just think: He makes more than all the other Rodriguezes in Texas combined.”

    Randall Keith –
    Systems Analyst