ESPN the Magazine has a regular feature in which it asks athletes from different sports a question, and wants the answer to include a mathematical rating from one to 10 as part of the answer.
This week's question is: "How do you feel when you pay your taxes?"
Adam Jones of the Orioles answered this way:
"Three. If it went to a good cause, I'd be happy. But our tax money goes to lazy people who don't want to work."
Um, excuse me, Adam. You might have forgotten that 80 percent of our federal tax bill goes to four areas -- medicare, social security, national defense and interest on the national debt. The other 20 percent covers everything else, from the National Parks Service to the Interstate Highway system to, yes, social services such as food stamps and welfare. (Thanks for the push, commenting visitor.)
Congratlations, Adam. Usually it takes athletes more than three full years in the big leagues to be completely out of touch with reality.