The Braves Actually Paid $78,000 To Lose To The Nats Last Night
Last night, Dan Uggla capped an improbable comeback by the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves with a three-run home run in the top of the ninth.
While coming back from a 9-1 deficit is newsworthy in its own right, the fact that Dan Uggla is the highest-paid player on the Braves this year takes this story from cool to ratchet.
Yes, the Atlanta Braves are paying Dan Uggla just shy of $13 million to play for the Nationals in 2015. This also makes him the highest-paid player on the Braves' roster this season.
It's just an example of the loopiness of professional sports contracts and trades, specifically in Major League Baseball.
And around $13 million divided by 162 games leaves you with about a $78,000 payday for Uggla last night.
Oh, he also got doused in chocolate sauce by his teammates following the win.
Best Tuesday ever?
Citations: The Braves paid Dan Uggla $78,000 to beat them last night (SB Nation), Dan Uggla reminds us not to give up on the Washington Nationals (ESPN), Dan Uggla doused in chocolate sauce after game winning home run (Video) (The Nats Enquirer)