Softball’s First $11 Million Man

05.06.10 9 years ago 10 Comments

Former Arizona Diamondback Eric Byrnes will earn $11 million this season, even though that team just gave him his release earlier in the year. So you think he’d reflect on his time in the bigs, maybe engage the community in a different way, or even work on lining up a gig in broadcasting. Nope, he’s going to play softball.

That’s right, the man the Arizona Diamondbacks are paying $11 million this year in the final year of a three-year deal is going to star for a team sponsored by Dutch Goose, a burger and beer pub in Menlo Park, Calif.

“This is going to be a blast,” he said. “Playing with my buddies. I can’t wait for my first hit. I’m going to ask for the ball.” –, via Joe Sports Fan.

Byrnes also runs a clothing business with his wife, which is good, because it’s obvious that softball players have no idea how to dress. Ever been to an adult softball game? It’s like a post-apocalyptic Halloween out there.

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