Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's not about the money . . .

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?

6 comments:

Scott Blume said...

Cash it. That's easy. You earned it. Take your wife out to dinner on it.

Mary Schmergel said...

Cash it and give it to charity. Or use it to buy more Yankee tickets. Its all about giving back.

Scutch said...

Cash the check soon after the first or fifteenth. That way it won't bounce and you'll feel less guilty for holding it so long.

Jade said...

Cash it. Or, if you feel too badly about it, give it to me and I'll cash it for you.

Rickey Henderson said...

frame it

Dave Zahniser said...

Classic, Ricky. I would, if it were my first million.