Wednesday, February 02, 2005

No! Please don't make me take the money!

Roger Clemens, at the dinner where he was presented with his Cy Young (which he shouldn't have won), said that it was a "heart-wrenching" decision to file for salary arbitration to get $18million to pitch one more season for the Astros. Okay, so he probably didn't phrase it like that, but I think the disingenuousness is clear. I have little to no sympathy for athletes who complain about their compensation and the "difficulties" of their job.