Want to get depressed?
You already know that the backup shortstop on the Kansas City Royals makes more in a season than you will in your entire life.
But check out ESPN’s new salary comparison calculator to really put things in perspective.
Let’s say you make $60K in a year, certainly a respectable salary if you don’t have an MBA or a decent curveball.
After his first two at bats of the season, Los Angeles Dodger Manny Ramirez is already ahead of you.
Why $60,000 will barely buy you one-third of an RBI or one-tenth of a homer.