A coworker sent this video to me.
There’s a long running joke amongst baseball fans that there’s nothing but chop shops surrounding Citi Field where the NY Mets play. It’s all true. Scouting NY walked around the area and has put up a great photo essay. You should check it out, especially if you’re interested in the history of this area.
Deadspin published this back in May. It’s kind of sad to see that the majority of states’ highest paid employee is some kind of coach. My home state of New York is one of the few exceptions, however, I currently live in Nebraska, where sports rule in all forms of education.
* Penn State is technically “state-related” and not truly public, and as a result the school does not receive as much state funding as a typical public school (leading to higher tuition) and does not have to disclose as much information about its employees. You can read the details here.
** It’s difficult to track down salary information for employees at Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but the highest non-coach salaries we could find top out at around $500,000. While we can’t prove that nobody at these schools earns more than Dan Mullen’s $2.65 million per year, we think it’s very unlikely.
My fellow Americans complain about the stupidest shit instead of worrying about important issues.
“Cuban-born baseball player Yoenis Céspedes made history Monday night when he became the first player not chosen for the All-Star game to win the Home Run Derby — but it was his interview with ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez that caused a stir online.
After the Derby trophy was handed to the baseball star with a “bien hecho,” Gomez spoke with the 27-year-old slugger and asked questions in English and Spanish then translated Céspedes’ answers for the audience. The interview sparked protest on Twitter, as Derby fans protested against speaking Spanish during an event celebrating “America’s pastime,” according to Deadspin.”
I’m with the Young Turks on this one. I don’t give a shit that Yoenis Céspedes did his interview in Spanish.