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Fenway
11-26-2007, 03:26 PM
Boston Red Sox players divided a World Series bonus pool of nearly $19 million into 47 full shares worth over $300,000 each after their Fall Classic sweep of the Colorado Rockies, Major League Baseball said on Monday.


The Rockies voted a full share for Mandy Coolbaugh, widow of Mike Coolbaugh, the organization's first base coach at Double-A Tulsa who died after being struck by a foul ball in July. :smile:

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2007/11/26/red_sox_world_series_shares_top_300000_each/

DumpJerry
11-26-2007, 05:24 PM
The Rockies got $233,000,000 each for getting swept in the World Series?:o:

Was it going to be half a billion bucks each if they won?

Dan Mega
11-26-2007, 05:31 PM
I'm guessing it was a typo.

Players on the runner-up Rockies voted 44 full shares of their bonus earnings for a payout of more than $233,000 each.

Thats still not a bad chunk of change.

DumpJerry
11-26-2007, 05:34 PM
I'm guessing it was a typo.



Thats still not a bad chunk of change.
Well, that 233MM made me real mad my mom did not sign me up for Little League...........

I guess I could get by on a $233,000 bonus.:rolleyes:

Martinigirl
11-26-2007, 05:51 PM
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The Rockies voted a full share for Mandy Coolbaugh, widow of Mike Coolbaugh, the organization's first base coach at Double-A Tulsa who died after being struck by a foul ball in July. :smile:

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2007/11/26/red_sox_world_series_shares_top_300000_each/


That was a very class move on the Rockies part.

Fenway
11-27-2007, 04:33 PM
Schilling maybe a blowhard but this was nice to read


I know there have been times in the past where shares meetings have probably not been the most charitable event, but this is an incredible giving group of guys, pitcher Curt Schilling said last night at the premiere of the Red Sox World Series DVD at the Wang Theater. I think our shares meeting is kind of an extrapolation of how we feel about our family. I think we gave away something like 1.2 million rings (in 2004), but it was important to be very inclusive this time around. You hope as veterans you pass that along to players. I have no idea what the share amount was, but thats life-changing money for guys that are our families - clubhouse guys, guys that work around the ballpark, thats money that will change their lives forever.

Said manager Terry Francona: I am very proud of our guys. Id gladly take less knowing theyd share in that.

Boston took care of all the clubhouse workers, parking lot people, the video guys.

In 1986 Boston stiffed everybody. Shag Crawford said famously " Hey that money could pay for my new boat..**** them"

Bob Stanley and Dwight Evans wrote checks to the clubhouse guys to try and makeup for the slight.

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/view.bg?articleid=1047280