You probably saw the picture of David Ortiz holding up the gigantic bottle of (mostly empty) champagne on Wednesday night. Apparently, that was a bottle of Ace of Spades, more officially known as "Armand de Brignac Nebuchadnezzar Champagne" according to TMZ. It reportedly costs between $100,000 and $150,000, and is rare -- not that you'd know it looking at Papi house it like he can just pick up another:
World Series MVP David Ortiz celebrates with the biggest champagne bottle you've ever seen http://t.co/5zx90SNjsq // pic.twitter.com/6EaoehSKQb— For The Win (@forthewin) October 31, 2013
You don't need me to tell you that $100,000 is a lot of money, but just in case you need a reminder, the 12-pack of craft beer I was drinking during Game 6 cost $13, on sale. Okay, okay, that doesn't really get the point across: David Ortiz has made $112 million and change in his career, and I have made less than that. (Sorry, mom.) If you want some context, though, and have already forgotten the headline that brought you here, that bottle of champagne cost more than what the Red Sox paid Quintin Berry -- who was on their playoff roster -- in 2013.
The Red Sox acquired Berry on August 27, and selected his contract for the big-league roster on September 1. Berry is still on his initial contract, so, at most, he makes the major-league minimum, or about $500,000. As he spent exactly one month with the Red Sox in the majors, he made roughly one-sixth of that salary, prorated, in his time with Boston, or between $80,000 and $90,000.
As far as I know, there are no pictures of Quintin Berry crying while his salary is gulped down by Big Papi. but I'm sure they'll turn up.
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