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Why is it that some children aspire to be a professional athlete It might be because you have a fun job but what about the money The average professional athlete makes over a million dollars a year That might be why some children want to be athletes Its really unnecessary for someone who plays a game to make that much money Hoffman Greenberg 3 The highest paid player in American sports history is Texas Rangers short stop Alex Rodriguez Eichorn 1 Alex signed a contract for 252 million dollars over ten years with the Rangers or 22 million each year for ten years Weiss 3Eichorn 1 But some dont fathom how much 22 million dollars a year is Youd have to win a million dollars on Who wants to be a Millionaire 22 times If you had a 50000 salary youd have to wait about 5000 years to make what Alex makes in a year You could also get lucky with the lottery Eichorn 2 The owners paid more for Rodriguez than they paid for the whole ball club Paying players that kind of money not only costs owners though it cost fans for ticket prices and food and drinks at the baseball field Eichorn 5 Athletes dont really have a reason for making millions of dollars Some dont know basics like hitting the cutoff man and running hard all the time This also means theyve lost their loyalty if they dont listen to coaches and some consider them to be heroes Players are disappointing too because most of the time they dont even care about the game just about money and their contract status Schapp 108-110 Some athletes and spokesmen for athletes and professional sports argue that athletes are entertainers and deserve just as much money as an actor or an actress Acting and sports have been forms of entertainment for very long periods of time but are two very different things Acting has
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