Thursday, January 27, 2011
Gil Meche and $$$$
Back in December 2010, Cliff Lee turned down a big paycheck from the Yankees--running afoul we said of the American religion of money making. In today's news, Tyler Kepner reports for the New York Times that Gil Meche of the Kansas City Royals took it a step further. Injured, and feeling that he would not earn the $12 million he would be paid this year, Meche retired. Were he not a pitcher, we'd call this a home run.