Alright, you can dismiss that feature. You possibly get a $1.2 million check if your name is Bobby Bonilla … what’s more, you played for the New York Mets … what’s more, made one of the most exceedingly terrible for the Mets, that is bargains in MLB history.
The previous Pirates third baseman proceeded to play for the Mets, who in 2000 chose to purchase out almost $6 million excess on Bonilla’s agreement.
The arrangement, which incorporates 8% in revenue, pays Bonilla $1,193,248.20 each July 1 from 2011 through 2035.
What made the agreement turn considerably more acrid — once more, for the Mets, that is — is that group proprietor Fred Wilpon acknowledged the arrangement generally in light of the fact that he was intensely contributed with Bernie Madoff. Indeed, that Bernie Madoff, the late “agent” whose name is presently inseparable from Ponzi plans. Wilpon’s reasoning, obviously, was that the profits conveyed by Madoff would exceed the Bonilla misfortunes.
Obviously, it didn’t work out that way, and the day is new affectionately associated with its ridiculousness. Also, baseball fans were glad to mess around with it on Twitter. Indeed, even the Mets got in on the good times:
Bobby Bonilla watching the mailman deliver his mail tomorrow pic.twitter.com/GEjgFWYm7E
— Brad Boomer (@carleverett69) July 1, 2021
In case you haven’t heard…The Mets pay Bobby Bonilla his 11th payment of $1,193,248.20 today.
They’ve paid $13,125,730 so far for the $5.9M they owed him for the 2000 season with an 8% interest rate. Over the next 14 July 1sts, the Mets will pay him an additional $16,705,475. pic.twitter.com/IC20ZGSbcD
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 1, 2021
— Chuck Fuller (@ChuckwFuller) July 1, 2021
Happy Bobby Bonilla Day to all who celebrate! 🥳🎉🎈
He retired 20 years ago but will get his check for $1,193,248.20 today! 💵
— Ladies of Nationals Baseball (@LONTDC1) July 1, 2021
You know what tomorrow is. We have a BIG announcement. 😉 pic.twitter.com/LZ1HZc31Vm
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 30, 2021