Incentive. 53 comments

“Hello, this is the commissioner’s office. We would like you to participate in the Home Run Derby.”

“Thanks, but no thanks. I already have too much on my plate.”

“It takes only about two hours.”

“Well, it’s not that. It will mess up my swing.”

“But we think you would be perfect for it.”

“Yeah, but I really want to concentrate on the second half of the season. My team needs me.”

“Yes, but a national audience is watching. Think of what this could do for your image.”

“It’s not that. I just don’t want to go into the second half of the season tired.”

“That’s why we have two off days after the All-Star Game.”

“Well, not just that, but I don’t want to fall victim to the Home Run Derby curse.”

“That’s not a real thing.”

“Even so, I’d rather spend time with my family.”

“Oh, did we tell you, the winner gets a million dollars now.”

“I’m in.”