June 19, 2019
Letter

Me being Manny

Let’s say that in my lifetime I earned $1 million. That’s $50,000 a year for 20 years. Wow, a lucky guy, I would say. Now let’s take the Boston Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez. He has a $20 million-a-year contract and is in his last year of an eight-year contract. That’s $160 million.

So Manny earns 20 times as much money in a year than I earned in a lifetime. Tough living on those kind of wages for playing a child’s game.

And he has the unmitigated gall to complain about it. Give me a break. I am worried about how I can pay for fuel oil this winter, and he’s complaining?

John Owens

Brownville Junction


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