Bobby Bonilla waits patiently, in the comfort of his home, every July 1st since 2011. The reason? A payment of 1.19 million dollars that he receives each year on this date as part of an agreement he reached with the New York Mets in the 1999 season. The funny thing about all this is that he continues to receive a salary despite the fact that he retired from the MLB in 2001.
After a season that did not live up to the expectations of the Mets, Bobby Bonilla and his agent reached an agreement with the New York ninth that he wanted to fire him. In exchange for not immediately receiving the $ 5.9 million that was left from his contract in 1999, they proposed to collect from 2011 about $ 1.19 million per year until 2035.
The management of the New York Mets agreed to Bonilla’s request, so the former major league who retired in 2001 leaving a lifetime average of .279 with 287 home runs, continues and will continue to receive part of his salary until 2035, when the Puerto Rican will be 72 years old. Without a doubt, he thought very well of his future.
“Bobby Bonilla Day”
In the New York Mets they looked for the formula to find the good side to what has been one of the worst efforts for a Major League team and they decided to take advantage of the situation. Together with the former player, they carry out an initiative in which metropolitan fans have the possibility of staying one night at Citi Field, home of the Mets.
Among the attractions for fans in addition to being able to sleep at the home of the New York Mets, there is also the opportunity to witness two games of the ninth when they play home, take the first pitch before a game and also receive a ball and a shirt signed by Bonilla. (Bolavip)