Does anyone else feel icky about the fact that the Red Sox (and I'm assuming the Oakland A's as well) are each getting $40,000 to travel to Japan to play two baseball games? That is almost more than a lot of people make annually. I am a big fan of professional athletics (although not the Red Sox. GO YANKEES) but the salaries are out of control. It blows my mind that these people get payed millions of dollars to play a game while "normal" people who have jobs that serve the public like firemen, police officers, teachers, etc. often get payed poorly and can barely scrape by month to month. Where I work we have been with out a contract for over two years and I think it may be getting ugly there soon. I guess that may be why these outrageous salaries are getting on my nerves more than usual.
Okay, this is totally of topic, but I am watching the news. They just interviewed a prison spokeswoman about a prisoner in RI who got released today. She was standing out in the rain with a My Pretty Pony umbrella (and it was broken). Don't you think they could have found something a little more grown up for someone speaking on the Boston news fro a prison???