Prior has the gall to ask for a raise!

Ok, this isn’t really about fastpitch. But it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want. (Apologies to The Animals.)

I heard the other day that Cubs pitcher Mark Prior is asking for a raise, from somewhere around $3.4 million to $3.65 million. He must be smoking crack have an over-inflated opinion of himself.

In what other job can you barely show up for work, fail six times more than you succeed, have your most visible measured performance indicator (in his case ERA) be miserable (7+) and expect your employer to pay you more money? Most of us would have been fired long ago from our jobs if we performed that way. And most of us are not paid several million dollars for it. I know I’m not.

If you have a son, don’t waste your time making him study math, or history, or any of that other stuff. Do whatever it takes to teach him to become a MLB pitcher. One good season is all it takes to be set for life.

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About Ken Krause

Ken Krause has been coaching girls fastpitch softball for nearly 20 years. Some may know him as a contributing columnist to Softball Magazine, where he writes Krause's Korner -- a regular column sponsored by Louisville Slugger. Ken is also the Administrator of the Discuss Fastpitch Forum, the most popular fastpitch discussion forum on the Internet. He is currently a Three Star Master Coach with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), and is certified by both the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and American Sports Education Program (ASEP). Ken is a private instructor specializing in pitchers, hitters, and catchers. He teaches at North Shore Baseball Academy in Libertyville, IL and Pro-Player Consultants in McHenry, IL.

Posted on January 19, 2007, in General Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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