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Jeremy Affeldt returns $500,000 to San Francisco Giants after noticing clerical error in contract
yahoo.com ^ | May 15, 2013

Posted on 05/16/2013 2:11:37 PM PDT by grundle

Affeldt got three opinions saying the contract was ironclad and he could keep the extra $500,000, from the Players Association, agent Michael Moye and even Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans.

Affeldt recalled Moye telling him, "You know what? As your agent I've got to tell you that legally you can keep it. As a man who represents integrity, I'm saying you should give it back."

And that's what Affeldt said he did, redoing the contract with the $500,000 excised.

"I talked to Bobby the next day and said, 'I can't take that money,' " Affeldt said. " 'I won't sleep well at night knowing I took that money because every time I open my paycheck I'll know it's not right.' "

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1 posted on 05/16/2013 2:11:37 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Yeah, you know those athletes are SO GREEEEEDY! Good Guy!


2 posted on 05/16/2013 2:14:14 PM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: grundle

Hear, Hear, Jeremy Affeldt!


3 posted on 05/16/2013 2:18:39 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: grundle

And what’s so sad is that there are a LOT of people who will read this and call him a chump. Good man, integrity still counts when the money’s all gone.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 2:18:47 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: grundle

I wonder who he voted for?


5 posted on 05/16/2013 2:20:05 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: grundle

He’s a quality guy. He played a couple of seasons with the Rockies and I wish they would have kept him.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: grundle

This is what a person with a working conscience, who wants to be able to sleep at night, and be able to look at himself in the mirror, does.

Good for him.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 2:24:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: jagusafr

Indeed, Integrity Matters.

Isn’t there a person that is on the radio that says that?


8 posted on 05/16/2013 2:30:21 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: grundle

Class!!


9 posted on 05/16/2013 2:38:04 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: grundle

I’ve known Affeldt as a follower of Christ since he came up with the Royals.

Not surprised.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 2:42:37 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: grundle

Nice to see there are some with integrity ... Good man, Jeremy!!!


11 posted on 05/16/2013 2:50:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: grundle

Affeldt’s integrity presents a model for others in professional sports to follow. It may be too much to hope for that this will happen.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 2:52:50 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: grundle

I like to be the guy for whom $500,000.00 is a rounding error.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 2:54:57 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: grundle
Being overpaid by accident and keeping the money might not be as destructive of an act as slavery, but it's still a sin. And Affeldt, who identifies as a Christian, seems to be a moral person.

If he had "come out" as a queer, it would have been big time news all over the country. He did the absolute right thing and I have great respect for him personally but still hope the Cardinals pounds his team this year.

14 posted on 05/16/2013 3:02:30 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: grundle

I had lunch today with my best friend. He noticed that the bill seemed too small by about 1/3, and told the manager, who insisted it was correct.

He then saw the owner on the way out, and handed over his credit card, saying that the manager really made an error, and we should have been charged more.

Integrity is a wonderful thing.


15 posted on 05/16/2013 3:05:55 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: grundle
Really heartening to see this great example of integrity.

That's something we'll NEVER see in this Government, specially ODUMBO.

16 posted on 05/16/2013 3:09:06 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: grundle

Good for him. I can’t wait for ESPN to crucify him.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 3:18:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Graybeard58

I found my decoder ring. Just had a glass. ;-)

_ _... ..._ _

LLS


18 posted on 05/16/2013 4:28:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: grundle

He just saved at least $250k in taxes.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 5:59:43 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: grundle

Jeremy Affeldt is well known to be a brother in Christ. Good on him for walking the walk.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 7:30:20 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: All

One of the reasons the Giants have won 2 of the last 3 World Series is that they play unselfish, team ball. No egos, no “me first” type guys and Affeldt’s actions are a reflection of the team dynamic.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 9:21:28 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("GTFO out of our house BHOmo.")
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To: grundle

Didn’t he play on Team USA in the World Baseball Classic?


22 posted on 05/17/2013 8:04:49 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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