Please help a baseball player, NAC.
Michael Riebs / Audi V8
AudiV8 at 1stchoicegranite.com
Sat Aug 31 12:30:54 EDT 2002
Do we STILL need to do this, now with the new contract and all?
Michael L. Riebs
Grand Rapids, Michigan
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Birch" <edwbirch at comcast.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 12:34 PM
Subject: Please help a baseball player, NAC.
> Please think of these poor souls while you are enjoying your labor day.
> With the Christmas season approaching, please look into your heart
> to help those in need. Hundreds of Major League baseball players in
> our very own country are living at or just below the seven-figure salary
> level (Atrocious!) And, as if that weren't bad enough, they will be
> deprived of pay for several weeks--possibly a whole year.
> But now, you can help!
> For only $20,835 a month, about $694.50 a day (that's less than the
> cost of a large screen projection TV) you can help a baseball player
> remain economically viable during his time of need. This contribution
> by no means solves the problem, as it barely covers the yearly league
> minimum, ...but it's a start!
> Almost $700 may not seem like a lot of money to you, but to a baseball
> player it could mean the difference between a vacation spent golfing in
> Florida or a Mediterranean cruise. For you, seven hundred dollars is
> nothing more than two months rent or mortgage payments. But to a
> baseball player, $700 will almost replace his daily salary.
> Your commitment of less than $700 a day will enable a player to buy that
> home entertainment center, trade in the year-old Lexus for a new Ferrari,
> or enjoy a weekend in Rio.
> HOW WILL I KNOW I'M HELPING?
> Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the player
> you sponsor. Detailed information about his stocks, bonds, 401(k),
> real estate, and other investment holdings will be mailed to your home.
> You'll also get information on how he plans to invest the $5 million
> lump sum he will receive upon retirement. Plus upon signing up for this
> program, you will receive a photo of the player (unsigned-for a signed
> photo, please include an additional $50.00). Put the photo on your
> refrigerator to remind you of other peoples' suffering.
> HOW WILL HE KNOW I'M HELPING?
> Your baseball player will be told that he has a SPECIAL FRIEND
> who just wants to help in a time of need. Although the player won't
> know your name, he will be able to make collect calls to your home
> via a special operator just in case additional funds are needed for
> unexpected expenses.
> YES, I WANT TO HELP!
> I would like to sponsor a striking MLB baseball player. My preference
> is checked below:
> [ ] Starter
> [ ] Reserve
> [ ] Star (Higher cost)
> [ ] Superstar (Much higher cost)
> [ ] Entire team (Please call our 900 number to ask for the cost
> of a specific team (Cheerleaders not included.))
> [ ] I'll sponsor a player most in need. Please select one for me.
> Please charge the account listed below $694.50 per day for
> a reserve player or starter for the duration of the strike.
> Please send me a picture of the player I have sponsored, along with
> a team logo and my very own MLB Players Association badge to
> wear proudly on my lapel.
> Your Name: _______________________
> Telephone Number: _______________________
> Account Number: _______________________ Exp.Date:_______
> [ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express
> [ ] Discover
> Signature: _______________________
> Mail completed form to MLB Players Association or
> call 1-900-2MUCH now to enroll by phone.
> Note: Sponsors are not permitted to contact the player they have
> sponsored, either in person or by other means including, but not
> limited to, telephone calls, letters, e-mail, or third parties. Keep in
> mind that the baseball player you have sponsored will be much too
> busy enjoying his free time, thanks to your generous donations.
> Contributions are not tax-deductible.
> Ed Birch,
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