Giancarlo Stanton shocked the sports world and instantly became a household name when he signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins, the largest in North American sports history.
That total, which is guaranteed and is about twice as much as Tom Brady has made in his entire career, is a figure most Americans can’t even fathom.
So, at Stanton’s press conference to announce the contract signing, one reporter asked the slugger if he was embarrassed to make more in one day ($69,000 on average throughout the contract) than most Americans make in an entire year.
Showing why he is this country’s next superstar that is more than just a great ballplayer, Stanton kept his poise, smiled, and delivered the perfect answer, noting that this contract “isn’t like a lottery ticket.”
Stanton went on to say that he knows the expectations are now higher amd that he is willing to accept those. He also compared the new contract to being drafted all over again and now “there is work to do.”
What Stanton did not point out is that a lot of work went into getting to where he is. While many Americans work hard, Stanton happens to do it in an industry with a lot of money and he does it as well as anybody else in the world.
You can see the question and full answer at FoxSports.com.