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Sports salaries shouldn't anger us, even in bad economy

Does the bad economy have you more lathered up than usual about sports salaries? You shouldn't be. Essay

Updated: March 4, 2009, 3:00 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

While unemployment soars (600,000 jobs cut in January alone), stock prices plummet (lowest in a dozen years) and many of us bookmark monster.com, Manny Ramirez won't sign a two-year, $45 million contract from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Spring training started two weeks ago, no other team is offering him a job and Manny isn't willing to accept that offer because it isn't enough money.

If that doesn't make steam comes out of your ears like Yosemite Sam then it's probably because your outrage ...

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