Whenever a professional athlete says it's not about the money everyone knows exactly what that means: it's about the money. Not true with fantasy baseball which is done for pure love of the sport. How do I know this? I was cleaning out my drawer yesterday and found the check for my winnings for finishing in second in the bgal in '07. (I know 2nd to 8th, what a disaster.)
So here's the question: what to do with the check? I e-mailed our commish (who wrote me the check at last year's draft -- April '08) and informed him that I had failed to cash it. If he's anything like me, he has no idea that the check wasn't cashed and is now looking at a $130 something defecit for no apparent reason. But there's no reason that I shouldn't cash it now, right? Anyway, I'm opening this discussion up to my valuable readership? What should I do? Cash it? Tear it up? Neither of these options seems fair. Some sort of interest penalty? That doesn't seem fair either. But some sort of penalty seems appropriate, right? I told the commish to read the blog before letting me know what I should do, so I'm looking for some real good analysis here.
By the way, Scutch, of UKFootballFan Blog fame, and his wife may have a thought on this; I did the same thing to them a couple of years ago when they sent me a check for a hotel room I had paid for in Chicago when we auditioned for the World Series of Pop Culture on VH-1. (Hey that would be a great blog entry -- except for the ending.)
What say you?
Mike Mussina, Hall of Famer
3 weeks ago