Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Eaton confused about overtime pay

Last nights Phillies game was the last game on the schedule to finish, including the West Coast contests. That's because the game went into the 14th inning finishing after 1am Eastern Time. The Phillies were able to pull out a victory by scoring three runs in the top of the inning making the final score 7-4. That's a bit of overtime. Adam Eaton, Phillies "pitcher", asked reporters after the game to clarify MLB's overtime pay policy. "I should know it but I don't," said the embarrassed Eaton. The policy he is referring to was passed in July of this year and reads: "for each extra inning of work, a player will be payed $9.55." But the gray area lies in players that do not make it into the game, such as relievers or resting players- in Eaton's case. At a recent news conference MLB commissioner Bud Selig gave very vague answers when asked about the policy. "I didn't understand the question," said Selig to the reporter who asked the question.

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