D'Oh! Scott Ostler Good at Column-Writing, Bad at Math
Take today's piece about how athletes should donate 4 percent of their salaries to local charities:
Let's use Manny [Ramirez] again. He's making $25 mil this season.... Ramirez would kick in $1,000,000. Because he makes $154,000 per game, for one day this season Manny would have to get by on $54,000. Maybe he could take a bus to work that night.
Look, I'll be the first to admit getting some truly crap grades in Calculus I-A, but even I know that Manny would have to donate $100k for 10 days to make $1 million, not one.
In other news, it appears no one told Ostler that his new column portrait would be a full-body shot online -- and he'd bear an uncanny resemblance to Caine from Kung-Fu.