Shane Victorino Steals Some Peanuts from a Fan (Video)
This past offseason, the Boston Red Sox signed outfielder Shane Victorino to a three-year, $39 million deal. That’s not Josh Hamilton or Zack Greinke money, but $13 million a year is still a pretty nice chunk of change. Divide that total by 365 and that works out to an income of $35,616 per day, which is probably enough for a guy to live on.
So how much does the average MLB fan make? Well, there’s really no way to tell for sure, but you’d have to assume it’s more or less in line with the figures for the general population, and according to the United States Census Bureau, the median household income in the U.S. from 2007-2011 was $52,762. So basically, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino makes more money in two days than most American families make in a year.
Why do I bring all this up? Because last night in Cleveland, after attempting to catch a foul ball near the railing that divides the stands from the field, the guy took a moment to steal a couple of peanuts from a fan.
See for yourself:
Obviously, this isn’t a big deal. In fact, it’s actually pretty funny.
But still, dude, buy your own peanuts.