Benches cleared in last night’s Yankees/Red Sox game after Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster apparently took it upon himself to take out an entire nation’s frustrations by repeatedly throwing at Alex Rodriguez during the New York slugger’s first at bat.
After putting the first pitch behind his legs, Dempster finally landed his fourth pitch right on Rodriguez’s elbow. Yet A-Rod got the last laugh, crushing the longest home run by a Yankees player this season off Dempster in the sixth inning.
Getting the last laugh seems to be Rodriguez’s move right now. Despite facing one of the longest suspensions in MLB history, he’s still out there playing and collecting on his $275 million contract.
But regardless of what happens from here, A-Rod will never be worth that kind of dough. At the absolute least, age will catch up with him: his contract doesn’t expire until he’s 42 years old.
Still, can you blame a player for taking his cash? In the end, it’s the team that chose to shell out the money. Based on the Yankees willingness to be willy-nilly with over a quarter billion dollars, we took a look at the worst contracts ever…
Check out the Dumbest Contracts in Sports History.