Calculation error costs Yanks $10K each from playoff shares

Sending Teixeira to bat with men on base
Open Thread: Team bondage

Back in November, I reported on the Yanks’ record-setting playoff shares. After winning the World Series, the team doled out full playoff shares of $365,052.73, topping the 2006 Cardinals’ record of $362,000. Today, we learn that the record will not stand. Darren Rovell reports that the 46 members of the organization who received full shares will have to give up $10,000 each because two trainers and one player were not allocated the proper amount. Interestingly, Rovell adds that each player nets approximately 50 percent of the total share after taxes.

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Sending Teixeira to bat with men on base
Open Thread: Team bondage
  • Tom Zig

    That’s fine, the Yankees will (re)set the record in 2010.

    • JGS

      +28

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    This exchange between Joe and Moshe on Twitter about Johnny Damon’s hypothetical reaction to the cut made me laugh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I would guess Melky may laugh at the thought of giving back any money as well.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Returning the $10,000 I was paid back in November is what I always wanted to do all along.

      Sincerely,
      Johnny Damon

      • Jramey

        so he only got 7,990,000 from the Tigers. I’m suprised Boras isn’t demanding that 4 year 52 mil again .

    • Thomas

      I feel so blessed to return to Yankees. This is the place, I’ve always wanted to be at.

      Sincerely,
      Johnny Damon

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Peter Gibbons: [Explaining the plan] Alright so when the sub routine compounds the interest is uses all these extra decimal places that just get rounded off. So we simplified the whole thing, we rounded them all down, drop the remainder into an account we opened.
    Joanna: [Confused] So you’re stealing?
    Peter Gibbons: Ah no, you don’t understand. It’s very complicated. It’s uh it’s aggregate, so I’m talking about fractions of a penny here. And over time they add up to a lot.
    Joanna: Oh okay. So you’re gonna be making a lot of money, right?
    Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
    Joanna: Right. It’s not yours?
    Peter Gibbons: Well it becomes ours.
    Joanna: How is that not stealing?
    Peter Gibbons: [pauses] I don’t think I’m explaining this very well.
    Joanna: Okay.
    Peter Gibbons: Um… the 7-11. You take a penny from the tray, right?
    Joanna: From the cripple children?
    Peter Gibbons: No that’s the jar. I’m talking about the tray. You know the pennies that are for everybody?
    Joanna: Oh for everybody. Okay.
    Peter Gibbons: Well those are whole pennies, right? I’m just talking about fractions of a penny here. But we do it from a much bigger tray and we do it a couple a million times.

    MQBB’d

  • ROBTEN

    See you nerds, math always ruins things. Always.

    • Thomas

      Math is a wonderful thing. Math is a really cool thing. So get off your ath, let’s do some math. Math, math, math, math, math.

  • Bryan

    I bet it was Costanza

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    This is just Cash being a Ninja (again). Now the Yankees’ players think they are out $10k, and are more motivated to win again in 2010.

  • larryf

    Plenty of money to be made in NYC. Just opened the latest New York Magazine to find a new 2 page Canali ad with Mo lookin’ good.

    But is that the cutter he is about to throw???

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew
      • larryf

        Actually that is not the pic-there’s a new one in the March 8th issue. Sorry I can’t post it but someone else will

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Here it is, I found it:

          http://showstalker.net/wp-cont.....ions-4.jpg (safe)

          Wait, that wasn’t it. I’m sorry… or am I?

          • larryf

            Well that is some high heat….

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

              Commentator 2: Look at that rack. There’s a downhill lie for you.
              Commentator 1: Oh, they’re just out there, begging to be touched. Pleading. How many golf balls you think she can fit in her mouth?
              Commentator 2: I’d hit that one in the rough, if you know what I’m saying.
              Commentator 1: Who are you kidding, Greg? You’d pork her for a week and then get tired of her.
              Commentator 2: Yeah, you’re right. That’s what I do. That’s my thing…but hell of a week, though.
              Commentator 1: Hell of a week.

              /MQBB’d

        • bexarama

          I wish I could scan it. He looked mega-hot, actually. I feel weird saying that about Mo.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Ha well that’s kind of dick.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Took the people who got left out quite a while to report this huh?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    I bet Eric Hinske spent all his money already.

    • pat

      On tattoo ointment.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        I was thinking “on two chicks at the same time”, but that works two.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          I was thinking “on two chicks at the same time”, but that works two too.

          Ugh.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

            MQBB’d

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

              Hey, Steve! Look out for your cornhole, buddy.

              /MQBB’d

              • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                Tommie, can’t you just pretend like we can’t hear each other through the walls?

                /MQBB’d

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  Peter Gibbons: Before we go any further, all right, we have to swear to God, Allah, that nobody knows about this but us, all right? No family members, no girlfriends, nobody.
                  Samir: Of course.
                  Michael Bolton: Agreed,
                  Lawrence: [from the next apartment through the wall] Don’t worry, man. I won’t tell anyone either.
                  Michael Bolton: Who the fuck is that?
                  Peter Gibbons: Uh, don’t worry about him. He’s cool.

                  /MQBB’d

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.com Jamie

    So… my question is who in the Accounting Department is going to be fired for this? And can I apply for said job?