If Fernando Tatís, Jr. Can Get A Baseball Contract For $340 Million Over 14 Years, Why Can’t I Get the Same Here?
It’s only fair. Here is my petition. USGlass should give me such a contract. Fernando has only played for a couple of years and I’ve been blogging 13 years.
Fernando is surely great in baseball, but can he write? After all, I am a huge baseball fan and some people think I can be a baseball player and a writer. I am way ahead on points in this race.
I write 24 blogs a year. I really only want to earn $1,000,000 per blog. Fernando is making $24,285,714 per year. So I would make less than he does. At my age, am I being discriminated against?
Just think of the dozens of extra readers I bring to USGlass. Aren’t they worth something to Deb Levy, the publisher? And, I am not asking for extra payments for these readers. C’mon Deb, you make a ton of money on these extra dozens. Dear reader, don’t you think I deserve my million?
I have written some real barking dogs of blogs in the years, but don’t the really good blogs make up for it? So here is a compromise, Deb. We can hire a retired Supreme Court Justice or a sitting Virginia judge, to decide if my blog is worthy in the week it is published. If the Justice says it is a good blog, payment is due in five days. On the other hand, if the Justice says a specific blog is, indeed, that barking dog, then you send the money to an agreed upon charity. This sounds fair to me.
Also, since I am sure we will come to a good compromise, I won’t tell our other great bloggers about this. If we all got our million per, that might be asking a little too much. They are really good writers, most better than me, but I have this idea first. So, I get the big bucks.
So, dear reader, I have heard a rumor that Deb is going to write a counterpoint to my simple request and she will set up a poll to see what our readers say. If I win and get my millions, I will send $100 to each person who votes that I should get paid. Yes, this is called buying votes. I’m OK with that.
Don’t be swayed by Deb’s comments. I deserve this. If I don’t get my million, I may quit and answer the call to the New York Mets to sell hot dogs in right field.
Thanks for your blog—I think. After all these years of writing, I have never responded to one immediately but this one deserves it—you are a Natural who belongs in the Major League. First off, let me say you more than deserve a $1 million a blog, no doubt. Writers like you are in a League of Their Own. Unfortunately there is something called the “salary cap” that limits us and keeps us from going astray and ending up in a Field of Dreams. I know you want to play Moneyball, Paul, but there’s just not enough green in The Sandlot for that. And yes, I know great writers like David Anthony Durham always promote themselves and their value but to them, and you, I say “Bull, Durham.”Debra Levy