The Baseball Desert

Monday, May 07, 2007

His number's up

Details of the Clemens deal show that the Yankees once more used the newly-fashionable gimmick of basing a salary offer on a player's number:
He agreed to a one-year contract for $28,000,022 -- the last two digits matching his uniform number -- that will start when he is added to the major league roster for his first start.

When I finally get my major league call-up as a no-hit, good-glove utility outfielder, I'm going to ask for uniform number 691210 (in honour of my birthday) and make me some serious money.