Baseball in Kansas City is pretty much insignificant and mostly minor league, so I don’t feel like I have to be an expert in order to explain my complete and total disdain for the irresponsible actions of Gil Meche.
in a resoundingly stupid decision this week the Royals pitcher decided to forgo a salary of $12 million for basically doing nothing and INSTEAD chosimng to retire.
Never before have I wished so hard for a line drive down the middle of the field.
For his fake version of selflessness Meche has been lauded by one person after the next.
Meche contended that "I wasn’t earning my money" and walked away from the game and into retirement. I humbly submit that this isn’t only the stupidest thing that’s ever done, it’s also just plain unAmerican.
Praise of this dimwit decision always runs along the lines of how over-paid pro-athletes are and how other professions deserve more. The complaints are mostly focused on this nation, because I rarely notice anyone commending children in the 3rd world for all of their hard work sewing soccer balls.
At the heart of it, this praise of Meche’s move is nothing more than thinly disguised collectivism and a hope that people taking down ridiculous sums of money would think of the greater good without any incentive. While so many dimwit Tea Party supporters usually show their ignorance on all things local government . . . That previous line is pretty much part of the textbook definition of Communism.
Also, I’m surprised that nobody ever just thinks of playing for the Royals as a drag.
It must be disheartening to lose all of the time without any hope of accomplishing anything significant.
I’m not familiar with this feeling at all because I kick ass on a regular basis and I’m awesome but everyone knows the Royals are nothing more than a glorified minor league team. Therefore, Meche’s move may seem selfless because of so many grandiose excuses.
But in the end there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that he was just another quitter.