Hey folks! Once again it's that day of absurdity. Yes, it's July 1, also known as Bobby Bonilla Day.
Back in 1998, The New York Mets inked a contract with their recently reacquired Bobby Bonilla. The 1999 season arrived and he did not exactly impress. Even alleged manager at the time, Bobby Valentine had issues with Bonilla. After the dismal season ended, so did Bonilla's time with The Mets.
The Mets unfortunately still owed Bonilla a sizeable chunk of cash. Close to six million dollars. Bonilla and his manager crafted a fine deal.
In exchange for deferring the remaining amount for the following ten years, they would begin in 2011 to pay, on July 1, each year the sum of $1.19 billion dollars to Mr.Bonilla through to 2035. Final cost? $29.8 billion dollars!
Mr.Bonilla left the Mets and played a few more seasons, first with the Atlanta Braves and lastly with the St.Louis Cardinals.
Happy Pay Day, Bobby!
per ESPN --
Cespedes has opted out of the 2020 season after he did not report for sunday's game,
according to Mets' GM Brodie Van Wagenen...
Which was weird having shown up yesterday.
This "season" gets more complicated and bizarre each day.
phillies were no. 1 for 12 hours nd then we re now second from the bottom in our division.
I think the short season should do away with Leagues and the top 4 teams in each of four divisons play thewhirl series.
Ive a feeling that, by Labor day, we will only have a few dozen players and NO umpires Better install a whole bunch of GOPROS behind Lexan shields