Jered Weaver is my new second favorite baseball player. I'm not suggesting he is making a sacrifice "only" making 17 million a year but I like this quote:
"If $85 (million) is not enough to take care of my family and other generations of families then I'm pretty stupid, but how much money do you really need in life?" Weaver said Tuesday. "I've never played this game for the money. I played it for the love and the competitive part of it. It just so happens that baseball's going to be taking care of me for the rest of my life."
As a fan, I think all pro athletes should have this attitude. It's especially refreshing in the wake of all the "I'm gonna get mine" attitude coming from the NCAA right now. I know it's easier to think Weaver's way when you have millions in the bank but try to look at the glass half full. I hope more players think this way and just don't speak up.
Plus he cost Scott Boras a ton of cash, so he's got that going for him, which is nice.