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The Machine Might Be Getting A New Gimp Box: Giants To Get $317K World Series Share

The figures pertaining to how much of a share players on 2010 playoff teams are set to receive from the fat stacks of cash accumulated by the league during October baseball were released by Major League Baseball earlier today, and to no surprise, members of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants are to receive the largest share: $317,631.29.

Via ESPN.com:

The Giants voted 50 full shares to members of the team and other personnel. They also voted 9.89 partial shares and five cash awards, according to a statement from MLB.

The figure is slightly less than the $350,030 earned by members of the New York Yankees last season. The total amount is seven percent smaller than last year, though it is the third-highest in history.

Smaller stadiums in this year’s playoffs resulted in a smaller share; the players’ pool is 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the Division Series and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the League Championship Series and World Series. A total of 12 teams shared in the postseason revenue.

Not a bad gig if you can get it for these major league ballplayers, especially during these trying economic times. I would hope that these multimillionaire athletes either invest this influx of income intelligently or pass along the supplemental earnings to those who deserve it most. In Giants closer Brian Wilson’s case, I am of course referring to The Machine. He deserves a new place to be caged and the word on the street is that authentic gimp boxes are over 50% off at Madame Whip’s S&M Emporium and Dominatrix Coffee Shop in San Francisco. One piece of advice if any of you plan on picking up a Christmas present at this store for that special someone: if you elect to purchase a cup of java while you’re there, whatever you do, don’t request that your beverage come with a triple shot…it means something entirely different at this joint.

Giants’ World Series share: $317K [ESPN]