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RichRed
01-03-2007, 03:21 PM
Even a World Series champ with a handlebar mustache has to pay Uncle Sam.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/01/03/bc.bbo.fingers.taxdelin.ap/index.html?cnn=yes

edabbs44
01-03-2007, 03:31 PM
Love the play on words in the title.

Team Clark
01-03-2007, 03:37 PM
This has been ongoing for years. I remember when he "had" to play in the now defunct Senior League just to get additional income. It's a shame but it happens.

Johnny Footstool
01-03-2007, 05:55 PM
He could easily solve his cash problems by auctioning his mustache on eBay.

Degenerate39
01-03-2007, 06:47 PM
My immature mind had fun with that title

kheidg-
01-03-2007, 07:50 PM
Met Rollie at a card show when I was about 14. Very nice guy... wish him the best.

Heath
01-03-2007, 10:00 PM
Maybe he should have "saved" some money back in the day........

:bang:

Blimpie
01-03-2007, 11:00 PM
Met Rollie at a card show when I was about 14. Very nice guy... wish him the best.Ditto. I have run into him a few times on the Celebrity Golf tour. Class act, all the way.

Yachtzee
01-03-2007, 11:30 PM
Maybe he should have "saved" some money back in the day........

:bang:

Hey. Mustache wax doesn't pay for itself.

George Foster
01-04-2007, 01:46 AM
It is impossible for him to owe this much state taxes. Lets say for easy math the Wis. state tax rate was 10%. I know this is to high but for easy math let's go with it. He would of had to make 14 million dollars during those years to owe that much. If the tax rate was 5%, he would have to make 28 million over those years. We all know the salaries in the 80's were no where near this. His outside of baseball income could come no where near this. This is obviously a mistake. I would say he has not made 14 million in his entire life.

He was also an employee of the Brewers, which means he drew a check. The law requires an employer to take out the proper taxes BEFORE the check is issused.

dabvu2498
01-04-2007, 10:07 AM
It is impossible for him to owe this much state taxes. Lets say for easy math the Wis. state tax rate was 10%. I know this is to high but for easy math let's go with it. He would of had to make 14 million dollars during those years to owe that much. If the tax rate was 5%, he would have to make 28 million over those years. We all know the salaries in the 80's were no where near this. His outside of baseball income could come no where near this. This is obviously a mistake. I would say he has not made 14 million in his entire life.



You're missing one thing from your equation: 20+ years of interest.

Team Clark
01-04-2007, 10:40 AM
You're missing one thing from your equation: 20+ years of interest.

At least the interest is "sometimes" negotiable..... I'm glad I am not in his shoes.

dabvu2498
01-04-2007, 11:08 AM
At least the interest is "sometimes" negotiable..... I'm glad I am not in his shoes.

Yup. The IRS will put you on a nice "payment plan" as well. :eek:

bounty37h
01-04-2007, 11:43 AM
I met him at a celb golf tounrey a few years back, and he asked me for $20 when I asked him for an auto, and walked away when I looked at him like are you serious?

George Foster
01-04-2007, 01:52 PM
Yup. The IRS will put you on a nice "payment plan" as well. :eek:


It's not the IRS, its the State of Wisconsin.

Team Clark
01-04-2007, 02:08 PM
It's not the IRS, its the State of Wisconsin.

Either way I'm glad it's not me.

dabvu2498
01-04-2007, 02:10 PM
It's not the IRS, its the State of Wisconsin.

I'm sure they do similar "payment plans."

texasdave
01-04-2007, 02:32 PM
You're missing one thing from your equation: 20+ years of interest.

does't sound like Rollie was too 'interested' those past 20 years. :)

Heath
01-04-2007, 03:31 PM
He can call Roni Lynn Detsch. She says she can solve all your Tax Problems for less than $20.

Twenty Dollars!

Chip R
01-04-2007, 03:59 PM
He can call Roni Lynn Detsch. She says she can solve all your Tax Problems for less than $20.

Twenty Dollars!


See, bounty37h, if you'd given Rollie that $20 for the autograph, he'd be OK. ;)

bounty37h
01-05-2007, 12:00 PM
Somehow I knew this too was my fault....

Blimpie
01-05-2007, 06:59 PM
I met him at a celb golf tounrey a few years back, and he asked me for $20 when I asked him for an auto, and walked away when I looked at him like are you serious?That's kinda surprising to hear. I have seen him sign hundreds of free autographs at the different tourneys that I have been to in the past.

Hopefully you weren't posing as "3-ring binder guy"---the one who asks for a signature and then opens up three mylar sheets full of Rollie Fingers cards.

Cause if you were that guy, he should have charged you $50....