If the Cardinals win tonight, we will be playing against the Detroit Tigers. Not being a really big baseball fan, I never know anything about the opposing teams until the playoffs. Like the players on the San Francisco Giants. I started looking up some of the ones I see the most on the screen. Pence looks really intense...so I looked him up first. Found out he makes some serious money. He has only had 5 years of experience and makes $10.4 million a year. Wow! They have a good pitcher, Tim Lincecum, a 2 time Cy Young winner... and he makes $18.250 million a year. If we go on to play the Tigers...they have a few well paid players also. I am becoming more and more interested in the "World of Baseball." My husband and son have always collected baseball cards, and I can see why. They have all the stats on the back of the cards. When those two start talking baseball...it is like they are talking another language to me. All those abbreviations...like RBI and blah blah blah. (Yes...I do know that RBI is Runs Batted In) but all the others...don't know. But....maybe my lack of knowledge is a good thing. I get really excited when our team wins....but in a child like innocent way. I just see a lot of happy faces when they win...and lots of excitement. And I feel compassion for the other team, because they look so sad. (Except the Boston team...but that is purely personal....and a story for another day.) Anyway....can't wait to watch the game tonight! FYI.....my favorite Cardinal players are Yadi Molina and David Freese. Reasons: They work hard for their team! Lots of other players do too...but for some reason those two stand out for me. Amateur baseball fan signing off for now.......
Let's Play Ball!
I borrowed the following info from Wikipedia,
- This table refers to the salary for 2012 alone, not the overall average value of the contract. Salaries listed are according to the USA Today salary database.
- Earnings up to date as of the end of the 2011 season.[E]