today i was listening to the birds all day podcast and at one point heard them say blue jays pitcher marco estrada had "26 million reasons" to be happy with his new contract (which is worth $26 million). for the first time, it struck me what an odd saying this is. like, envisioning it in a literal sense makes me think of someone going, "a dollar? great! whoa, another dollar? fantastic!" over and over again 26 million times.
posted by Luke Adams at 12:54 AM