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In the majors, it has become a life of luxury

Updated: August 21, 2010, 3:56 PM ET
By Jim Caple

SEATTLE -- Welcome to the major leagues, kid. You've earned it.

After all, you've probably worked a long time to get here. Perhaps you started in a wood bat league while in college, living with a host family and getting used to life on the road . Maybe you endured a season or more in an independent league, earning as little as $25 a day and driving as far as 1,500 miles between games. Quite likely you served your time at Triple-A, waiting impatiently for that major league ...

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