- Dec 19, 2009
That's why I had the book reference as well. And, respectfully, if you're a pro athlete with a degree from a school that doesn't put a lot of emphasis on academics, I'm not going to assume that the degree was earned the old-fashioned way. You can disagree with me on that but I think we're being disingenuous in assuming that most athletes who go to college all just opted to go pro instead of into their field of study as if it were a coinflip proposition. Maybe it's more prevalent than I give credence, but I just have trouble picturing it since being dedicated enough to the academic portion of college to be a good student is hard enough without adding the expectations that come from the athletics program. It just seems more than even the most intellectual would be able to balance. It would be nice to be wrong on this, so I'd love to see some data either way if it exists.Judging baseball players' intelligence levels based on Major League or Bull Durham is idiotic and has no representation on reality. Most baseball players are intelligent human beings with a good percentage of of them college-educated before entering pro ball. It's rather insulting to characterize a whole industry of people based on a couple of players.
Bye Kevin. Thanks for... um... that really sweet catch you made that one time!
Edit: Wait, how do they get international slot money for last year? Or is it always in two-year increments?