Thursday, August 09, 2007

HUH?!?!?


Remember the guy who caught Barry Bond's record breaking ball the other night?? Well, the guy (who's just a 21-year old college student) was on the Today Show talking about how he doesn't know if he's gonna sell the ball or keep it. He's saying that he wants to keep it b/c of it's sentimental value. Check this out though....


If he sells the ball now he can get $500,000 for it. After the good ole government snatches 35% percent of that (that's about $200,00!!!), he can keep the rest. (That's some real bullshit but hey, the government has been bullshit forever). What's even more crazier and ridiculous than that is that if he keeps the ball he could STILL have to pay taxes on it based on an estimate of it's value!!!! That thought alone makes me want to cry. That makes absolutely no sense!! I love America but our government is the biggest group of crooks in the world! They rob and steal from us everyday. The fucked up part about it is that they word everything in a way to make it seem like it's the gospel when it's just really their way of screwing us over! And we have no choice but to comply! **smh**


SO what does he do?? Does he sell the ball and pocket about $300,000 or does he sell it and face the possibility of having to pay taxes JUST because of it's worth?? Personally, I'd sell the ball. That's just because I have student loans, debt, and a strong desire to make it rain in the club for a change. But I do understand why he'd want to keep it. But damn...who wants to pay taxes on a stupid baseball just for it's sentimental value?

3 comments:

yummy411 said...

damn! can't win out here! how depressing...

Loren said...

that's NUTS. i'd sell though. why keep it?

LOL @ you wanting to make it rain.

Spicy Salsa said...

I agree Yummy, that is VERY depressing.