Thought you had a good day, today? Probably not as good as Bobby Bonilla.
On January 3rd, 2000, the New York Mets bought out the final year of Bobby Bonilla’s $5.9 million salary with the team.
The terms of the agreement? Every July 1st for 25 years (from 2011 through 2036), the New York Mets organization has to pay Bobby Bonilla $1,193,248.20 (and as an aside, this money counts towards the team’s payroll).
For Bobby Bonilla, that was a brilliant execution of delayed gratification principles.