Bloomberg Thinks the Big Guy Is Worth the Big Paycheck

Bloomberg A-Rod
We understand. Once you've given a guy your , it's really hard to take them back. Photo: AP

Oh, Bloomberg, you're such a kidder. Today on his weekly WABC-Radio show, his co-host John Gambling asked Hizzoner about A-Rod's potential $275 million contract with the Yankees. "You know John, I work for one dollar a year so I really don't have anything in common with A-Rod." See, that's so funny. We love it when people who are billionaires eleven times over joke about not knowing what it's like to be rich. Bloomberg went on to hint, though, that he thinks Rodriguez is worth the paycheck. Most sports fan think, he says, that A-Rod is "probably the best athlete — physical, pound-for-pound, just raw talent — playing baseball today or playing in any professional sport, and that may very well be true." "He's a very nice guy when I've chitchatted with him," Bloomberg added. "I remember when we tried to convince him to come to New York. The Yankees asked me to have dinner or drinks, I forget which, with he and his wife. And I said [to A-Rod], 'The New York press is tough, but this is the Big Apple.'" Yeah, we probably were a little harsh on the ol' guy over the years. But that's nothing compared to what will happen when he comes back and stops living up to his price tag…

Bloomberg: I'm Not In A-Rod'$ League