Torii Hunter didn’t give a shit about us.

He gave a shit about $90 million. Why should we give a shit about him? The latest rant on athlete salaries, stadiums, and taxes at MPLS Mirror:

On the day after Thanksgiving while many Minnesotans are homeless, hungry and cold, and while a majority of us struggle with financial stress, wondering how we are going to keep a roof over our head, the heat on and food on our tables, I find it insulting to have all the news consumed with multi-million dollar sports contract signing and negotiations?

Maybe part of the problem is downtown’s bad feng shui.

2 Comments so far

  1. Wendy (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 8:29 am

    As much as I would have liked to see Torii Hunter stay here, I don’t really think he ever signed a contract saying he had to “give a shit” about us.

    Every professional sport has been that way for as long as I can remember. And I don’t see that changing. Ever.

  2. Bill K (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 8:01 am

    The article that you link to is not very well written. The author blames her increasing property taxes on the new Twins Stadium, but they are using a sales tax. She should look at the governor of this state instead, whose blanket policy of not raising income tax has caused local governments to have to look elsewhere to raise money – namely people’s property taxes. We have to pay for it all somehow.

    It’s nice that we have all these local blogging sites (or whatever TC Mirror is claiming to be) but the driveling opinions with no substantive facts to back it up is annoying.

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