Public humiliation: priceless
The River City Rascals aren’t selling out: they’re buying in. Or rather, they hope you are buying in.
That’s right, in this eBay auction, you can purchase a one-day contract to play independent league baseball. At this writing, it’ll cost you just over two grand to bat and play right field for a small hunk of game.
What does this guarantee you, save a lighter wallet, an oh-fer and an E-9 or two? The enmity of your teammates, most probably, and possibly some chin music from a bitter indy league pitcher. Remember, Bobby Madritsch came from the independents — imagine his reaction to “the guy who bought his way in.”
My lawyer buddy told me he wants to do something like this. With visions of a Mads clone dancing in my head, I told him, “no you don’t. That is, unless you’re a fine plaintiff’s attorney and they don’t make you sign a waiver.”