Skip to comments.Kansas City Royals pitching prospect Brady Singer pays off parents' debt for Christmas
Posted on 12/26/2018 11:45:07 AM PST by NohSpinZone
An MLB pitching prospect has given his parents a major league Christmas present.
Brady Singer, a right-hander considered the Kansas City Royals top prospect, used his signing bonus to pay off his parents debt and bank loans.
The 22-year-old was drafted by the Royals with the 18th pick in the 2018 Draft, and joined the team on a $4.25M signing bonus, according to MLB.com.
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is this “new” or is he first to reveal generosity?
Hopefully his parents have learned how to handle money and he won’t have to keep doing this for the rest of their lives.
He’s probably a couple years away from the Show. He was certainly impressive when he made his first visit to the Royals, top drawer kid. Good reports on him from the minors. I’m sure that his parents have been sacrificing for him for years.
Certainly not novel. But it’s a great story no matter how many times it’s been done. What made it newsworthy was his posting the parents’ reaction to the news on Twitter.
“Son, thank you for paying off my loans. Could you add a Ferrari for your ole dad?”
It is a great story. When one considers all of the sacrifices and expenses so many parents accept to develop top tier athletic talent, one would think they’d ALL give 50% (or so of their signing bonus to the parents.
The IRS will get right on this!
Although he wasn’t drafted until the 4th round, Charles Haley always took care of his parents.
He grew up in dirt poor Naruna, Va and never forgot how his parents had to live raising him. He built them a house and visited often, even at the height of his career.
Most of the guys Charles grew up with found work on farms or working for small time lumber operations.
They could be found loafing around the local store and drinking Old Milwaukee and Country Club under a shade tree beside the store after work.
Makes sense. Many athletes wind up broke after they stop making money, because they didn’t put anything away. Taking care of your parents takes the money off the table, and reduces temptation to use it for partying.
Family helping family. The young man done good.
I’d be far more impressed if this was done quietly...with no notification of the press.
Then you'd never have a chance to be impressed because you would have never heard about it!
Looks like another case of white privilege to me.