Minimum-wage fan gives Derek Jeter a $300,000 gift. Stupid fan, unethical superstar (via Ethics Bob)

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.

James Pilant

Minimum-wage fan gives Derek Jeter a $300,000 gift. Stupid fan, unethical superstar The Pig, if I am not mistaken, Supplies us sausage, ham, and Bacon. Let others say his heart is big, I think it stupid of the Pig. This old Ogden Nash poem keeps rattling around my brain when I think about Christian Lopez, a 23-year-old, the Verizon Wireless salesman. Lopez caught New York Yankee Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit, and big-heartedly gave the ball to Jeter. In return Lopez got from the Yankees four luxury suite tickets for the rest of the s … Read More

via Ethics Bob

4 thoughts on “Minimum-wage fan gives Derek Jeter a $300,000 gift. Stupid fan, unethical superstar (via Ethics Bob)

  1. Andrew

    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.

    Like

  2. Andrew

    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).

    Oh well…

    Like

    1. Jules

      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.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s