Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Million Dollar Man

Some of you have heard about my brother's possible opportunity to go play baseball in Japan. Even if you haven't, now you are up to date, and will be able to better follow along with the story!

Mitch Jones, formerly of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Organizations, has just signed a contract with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese Baseball League guaranteeing him at least $1.1 Million over the next two years! That's right, you read that correctly, $1.1 Million! My brother the millionaire!

This deal is so perfect for him in so many ways. Below are just a few of the "perks" that come with this offer.

  • Mitch, his wife Tavi, and two boys Easton & Cooper all fly for free to and from Japan.
  • I think this was implied from the above, but Mitch's family get to go and be with him.
  • Housing is provided.
  • A Car is provided.
  • An additional $300 provided daily for food expenses.
  • An interpreter is provided.
  • $50,000 signing bonus paid within three days of arrival.
  • Bonuses depending on how well he plays (up to an additional $200,000).
  • An option for a third year worth another $1 Million.
  • Some form of "money cushion" provided for extended family to travel to Japan.
  • His team won the Japanese World Series last year (that means they are a very good team).
I am sure there are more, but I can't think of any more right now! Other than an extra month of being away from my favorite nephews, (who really are the main reason we are sad they are all going far, far away), it is a great situation for them, and maybe they can find some kind of awesome missionary opportunity over there too!!!


kristen said...

I sure hope he gets ya'll some nice Christmas presents.

You get used to not being with the nephews. Mine are all so far away.

Kristeee said...

That is so, so awesome! Good for him - and what a neat experience to expose the boys (and the parents!) to such a different culture than ours. $300/day for food? Holy cow. That's a LOT of money for food.

You've reminded him that you're his favorite sister, right?? :)

foodie said...

kristen-I guess you are right with getting used to them not being around when they are so far away. They have always pretty much been around, so I haven't had to worry too much about it!

kristeee-I have reminded him how much I could use a small hand-out of about $10k so I can get out of debt and junk! He did say that if his team ends up in the world series again this year, he will fly us all over to be there for it!!!

foodie said...

BTW...$300 is a ton, and from what I gather...he gets that even if he doesn't spend it all!!! With all of the extra bonuses and junk...he won't have to spend any of his own money on hardly nice would that be!

Nemesis said...

Holy CRAP! That is so cool! You should go out and visit and eat the Japanese food.

foodie said...

nemesis-I think we are planning a trip either for the end of this season (if he is playing in the world series over there), or probably middle of next. The fam has to all wait to get their passports now!!!