Another July 1 has arrived and with that comes another $1,193,248.20 pay day for the 58-year-old Bobby Bonilla.
Today, which has comically become known as Bobby Bonilla day remains infamous in Mets history as each year on July 1, they will cut the former Major Leaguer a check for 1.19 million dollars until 2035.
Bobby Bonilla and his agent were able to secure one of the most memorable and ingenious contract deals in history in January of 2000. When Bonilla was released from the team in 2000 the Mets still owed the slugger 5.9 million dollars left of his contract.
At the time, Bonilla and his agent offered the Mets ownership a deal, in which he would defer payment for a decade and beginning July 1, 2011 he would begin collecting 1.19 million dollars over the course of 24 years. Mets owner at the time, Fred Wilpon, was deeply…