Sure, it’s a blatant publicity stunt — that doesn’t mean it’s not funny.
The Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League have dangled a 2-year contract worth $24,000 in front of Manny and his agent Scott Boras. That's approximately $3,000 a month, quite a drop-off from the approximately $20 million Manny pocketed last season, but times are tough.
"I feel Manny would really enjoy playing in Worcester and hitting in our ballpark. Although I would be concerned about the cars traveling on I-290 during his at bats, it's a risk worth taking," said Worcester general manager Jorg Bassiacos.
Apparently Bassiacos didn’t get the memo — bidding for Manny starts at four years. That’s $48,000. Think you can still afford it?
Officially, this is the best offer on the table for Manny right now.