Victor Martinez was the lucky recipient of a large 4-year, $50 million contract from the Tigers this offseason and it looks like he treated himself to a nice automobile. But Martinez didn't exactly give back to the Detroit economy by buying a Ford Mustang. Instead, he reached out to Zee Germans and laid out somewhere in the neighborhood of a quarter mil for a Rolls-Royce Ghost.
All of a sudden my 1999 Honda CRV doesn't seem that impressive. It is blue. Does that do anything for you, ladies? The 32-year-old "catcher" was coming off of a 20 home run, .302/.351/.493 season with the Red Sox before signing with Detroit where he will "catch" and DH.
You might be wondering why I wrote this post. I'll let you inside of my award winning (by my mom) journalism thought process. Sometimes I'll write an entire post based around one sentence or quote. In this case, Tom Gage of the Detroit Press did all of the heavy lifting for me...
Just for fun, let's ask the next Tiger who walks past it his opinion of it.And this, dear readers, is why I'm making nickels hand over fist.
"Awesome," said pitcher Robbie Weinhardt, "My signing bonus ($15,000) probably pays for nothing on that car. Maybe the air freshener."