Occupy Wall Street Supporters Should Boycott World Series: Those Are The Real One Percenters!

While the Left and their media minions celebrate the growing Occupy protest movement, these same people have likely been reveling in the Major League Baseball playoffs.

What these hypocrites ignore is that those that make it into professional sports in our country are part of the one percenters now being reviled by the demonstrators and the so-called journalists cheering them on.

Consider the average salaries of the two teams currently competing in the World Series:

TEAM TOTAL PAYROLL AVG SALARY
St. Louis Cardinals $ 105,433,572 $ 3,904,947
Texas Rangers $ 92,299,264 $ 3,182,733

That's right: the average player on the Cardinals makes $3.9 million a year. On the Rangers it's $3.2 million.

These are the one percenters.

To a certain extent, they're even worse than one percenters because the number of people that rise to the pinnacle of baseball - the Majors - is far smaller.

According to Wikipedia, in 2008 2.6 million kids joined Little Leagues around the world.

As they work their way up, maybe, just maybe they make it onto a Little League majors team by the age of eleven. If they don't, the likelihood of getting on their high school team or a Pony league is very small.

The most talented and dedicated who do get to that level get further weeded out trying to make it onto a college team. Even worse, each MLB franchise is allowed a roster of only 40 by the end of the season.

Multiply that by 30 teams, and that means only 1,200 of the 2.6 million Little Leaguers end up in MLB. That's 0.046 percent, or roughly five one hundredths of one percent of all the kids around the world who play Little League baseball that make it to the Majors.

Put another way, 99.954 percent of Little Leaguers will never get to the pinnacle of their sport.

So why do we revere this five one hundredths of one percent? Shouldn't we shun them much as the Occupy protesters and the media as well as the Democrat politicians including President Obama are shunning the one percenters?

And what about the tiny percentage of folks that get to the NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA and USTA? Or the infinitesimal percentage of childhood thespians that make it to Broadway or Hollywood? Or the miniscule number of young musicians that end up getting recording contracts?

Why is it we idolize such folks but despise those that make similar fortunes by going to business schools for example and becoming the cream of the crop on Wall Street?

Why is it that those blessed with a million dollar arm deserve the highest respect in our nation but those with a million dollar head for numbers should be reviled?

Consider that for every millionaire trader on Wall Street, there are thousands upon thousands all around the country that didn't get recruited out of college by one of the country's top financial institutions.

To be sure, the competition for such positions is not as high as getting into the Majors, but it's far less than one percent of the total number of high school students around the country who dream of being a millionaire on Wall Street that actually achieve those dreams.

And for the vast majority of those that do, much like those currently in the World Series, they attained their lofty goals with a mixture of talent, dedication, and hard work that should be celebrated.

But that's not what the Left, the media, and unfortunately, the current White House resident are doing.

Instead, they are fanning fires of discontent aimed at these people all over the country.

If these Occupy protesters and their supporters hate success so much, they should all boycott the rest of the World Series, stop watching professional sports all together, and cease all patronage of the entertainment industry.

If the best of the best are the enemy, let's shun them in every walk of life not just on Wall Street.

Anything less is hypocritical.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.