I know, I know. I used to gasp myself whenever I would read about
the stratospheric salaries those guys make just for hitting a ball with a stick. Now I just accept it as part of the craziness in the world.
But, just for the heck of it, I googled
how did MLB salaries get so high
and found an article"Why are Baseball Players Getting Paid So Much Money?"
It's an article already several years old, but it tells us:"The average value of an MLB franchise is currently $1.2 billion. The biggest reason for this influx of money is the proliferation of lucrative media rights agreements. On top of MLB's $12.4 billion TV deal with FOX and TBS, many teams have inked their own $1+ billion TV contracts in recent years." (And remember, these are 2015 numbers!)
The numbers are probably even crazier today. I joked with my sons once that if any of us could have somehow managed to get on a MLB team roster, and then do just horrible, like batting .005, putting up an ERA of 52, etc., still, the severance pay we would likely have gotten as the team booted us off as quickly as possible would still have probably been a gazillion dollars! Crazy!
But, wow, nice work if you can get it!
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower