Saturday, January 14, 2006

Contract Language for Delgado

The New York Mets, owing Carlos Delgado $48 million on the remainder of the contract he signed with the Marlins, may want to consider adding some fine print to minimize the team's exposure in the event of off-the-field injury. Among player activities to be specifically proscribed for oversight, regulation, or banishment, are: mountain climbing, subject to supervision; cave exploration, subject to limitation; skiing, subject to limitation; motorcycling, subject to disallowment; marching or demonstrating against the USA in a pro al-Qaeda parade, forbidden; acting as a human shield at protest during U.S. Navy bombardment of Puerto Rican territory, forbidden; and personal transit aboard New York City subway system, absolutely verboten.