So, following Neftali Feliz's outing the other night got me thinking about Eddie Correa (who was Feliz's age in 1986 when Bobby V. destroyed his arm).
And I started thinking about Eddie's brother Ramser Correa, who I primarily remember because he had some ridiculous bonus demands and never panned out.
Poking around, I stumbled across this item from SI from 1987:
Ramser Correa, the 16-year-old brother of Ranger pitcher Edwin Correa, says he will sign for nothing less than $225,000, plus a promise that he not be asked to pitch between sundown Fridays and sundown Saturdays (he's a Seventh-Day Adventist), plus a guaranteed major league contract by 1990, plus an invitation to major league spring training next February, plus a $7,500 bonus for making the big leagues, plus four round-trip plane tickets from Puerto Rico to a destination on the mainland annually for five years, plus an '87 black Corvette for himself and a Cutlass Supreme for his father....
$225K was a lot of money back then.
Also, Ramser is a pretty cool name. If Bethany and I have another son, I think we'll name him Ramser.