Ten Bonus Points to Dorrell Wright
Apparently Dorrell Wright is a Christian. A real, practicing Christian. At least practicing in the sense that he mentions God when explaining his motivation for saving a Thanksgiving celebration for his community’s elderly and less fortunate. Also practicing in the sense that he’s got to get ready for the season awwwwwwwwyyyyyeaaahhh! Wright’s contract paid him 3.8 million last season, but it was his first year of a new, relatively lucrative contract. While locked-out, fiscally imprudent players scrambled to cover their expenses without their expected paychecks, Wright not only stepped up, but showed up, stayed, and said all of the right things. He diplomatically implied regrets from those on the other side of the lockout, suggesting that others wanted to step up. But they didn’t.
Perhaps Dorrell Wright should represent Albert Pujols. Apparently, being a good Christian is part of the fraud that has made the career of Dan Lozano, Pujols current agent, whom he left top agent Scott Boras for. In the deal made by Lozano when big Albert jumped to him, Pujols become the 30th highest paid player in the game, despite being an all-star in all 4 of his seasons and having been the 2nd runner-up for the NL MVP. During the contract’s duration he would be MVP 3 times; as the 30th, 34th and 26th highest paid player for each of those years. Boras would have gotten more, and would probably get more this time around too. Dorrell Wright may not; but at least Albert would have a Christian in his corner.