I’ve been waiting for somebody, anybody to say something like this for days.
Ethics Bob is a treasure. He didn’t just say it. He said it with power and toughness. Read this paragraph –
What’s wrong with this picture: a young man, struggling to pay off college loans and support himself with a minimal-paying job, gives a gift—estimated to be worth $300,000 on the open market—to a baseball superstar whose salary for 2011 is $14,729,365?
While others may say Lopez’s heart is big, I think it stupid. But is there a pig in the story? How about Jeter, the gazillionaire who accepts a $300,000 gift from a fan who could only afford one of the cheap seats to see his Yankees play?
That’s a clear ethical point of view. No shenanigans, just what it looks like. I’m a fan of Ethics Bob and I recommend you all visit his site.
via Ethics Bob
4 thoughts on “Minimum-wage fan gives Derek Jeter a $300,000 gift. Stupid fan, unethical superstar (via Ethics Bob)”
What he is not saying here is that Jeter, himself, is who has pressed the Yankees to pay off this guys tax bill and student loans.
Its a big tradition in baseball for a player to receive the baseball that was used when he achieved something great in the game. It seems that the “ethics” here is only concerned about the money involved. Some things, in my opinion, are more valueable than money.
Well… on top of that. It seems that ‘Ethics Bob’ doesnt like comments on his blog that dont agree with him. Barring some sort of technological malfunction, it seems he deleted my comment (the same comment I made here above).
As a matter of simple politeness, you probably should mention that your comment (along with your follow-up) did, in fact, eventually show up on his blog.
Ethics Bob did indeed publish the first comment above and then he published Andrew’s longer reply. James Pilant
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