Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Well, I won't dispute it. However I'll also never understand it. As someone who lives paycheck to paycheck...I see someone who makes 10 million dollars, worrying about their financial future is not exactly a high priority.
Sorry, I'll drop it now. No point in completely sidetracking the thread.
My guess is that if Cairo was spending recklessly, he got a big wakeup call when he was briefly out of a job.. Remember, right before Cairo joined the Reds, he called every team in baseball, asking for a job. Walt was the only guy willing to let him come to spring training. I'm guessing that was a pretty good reality check that he wasn't going to make ML money forever
Of course, there's no way to know for sure, but I think Cairo wanted to be a special assistant to Walt, and wants a career in baseball.
We'll never know if Brantley really wanted a career in broadcasting or if he's doing it to make ends meet either.. all we can do is speculate.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!