Originally written March 30, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
“We goin’ Sizzler. We goin’ Sizzler.” That’s one of my favorite lines from from one of my favorite movies, “White Men Can’t Jump.” The line comes early in the movie when Sidney (Wesley Snipes) and Billy (Woody Harrelson) put money on a shooting contest. When it appears Sidney is about to make Billy look like the chump that he is, Sidney’s friend starts mocking Billy with the line in anticipation of celebrating at a Sizzler. (Spoiler alert: They don’t go to Sizzer.) In my own weird mind, that’s what I thought of when I heard the big news in the Bay Area sports landscape on Friday that Buster Posey had been given an eight-year, $159 million contract extension that will make him the richest Giant ever and one of the richest currently in Major League Baseball. That’s enough for a whole lot of trips to Sizzler. Together with the $8 million he was recently given for the upcoming season, the entire contract will be worth $167 million over nine years, which dwarfs the franchise record contra
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