Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sports World and Real World

I just learned today that Phillies' pitcher Ryan Madson, who went on the disabled list last week with a broken toe, suffered that injury when he kicked a chair in the Phillies' clubhouse after blowing a save last week. He probably will not pitch for at least a month.

Is there any other profession in the world outside of sports in which a person can do something so immature and foolish that hinders him from doing the job he is being paid to do, yet continue to earn his salary as though nothing has happened?


  1. It's funny you say that, Lar. I was talking to my dad the other day and I asked him why the Phillies should have to pay Madson while he's on the DL. You hurt your shoulder pitching, that's fine. You kick something and break your toe, you should not get a paid vacation.

    On a positive note, we won't have to watch him pitch the 9th inning for a while :)

    To answer your question - I cannot think of one other example.


  2. Certain politicians come to mind...