Are professional athletes overpaid? I guess that depends on your definition of overpaid. Do you think its “overpaid” when someone makes $29,000,000 (that 29 million by the way) to swing a stick at a ball a few times a night 180 days out of the year? I think that might be a bit extravagant, but apparently Alex Rodriguez
and the New York Yankees
think that it's fair.
When the average annual income in the United States sits at $47,000 a
year it seems insane that these athletes are making millions per game
not just per year. Granted professional athletes do more than just play
on game days, they attend practices and often work out on their own
during the off season, but does that still entitle them to making
millions of dollars playing games that the average American plays for
fun? I don’t think so. Many Americans pay to join gyms and work out
just as hard as pro athletes because its what they want to do, not
because they get paid to do it.