Major Leaguer on First Big Contract Googles "Rich-People Conversations" for Small-Talk Ideas

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May 16 2014 7:29 PM

Major Leaguer on First Big Contract Googles "Rich-People Conversations" for Small-Talk Ideas

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Take this story with the grain of salt it deserves, but Sports Illustrated reports this week that 28-year-old Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez, who signed a $24 million contract before last season, told...well, just read it, it's funny.

[Braun] says that recently Gomez informed him, while holding a plate full of kiwi, that the fruit had three times as much potassium as bananas. “I asked him how he heard it,” Braun says. “He told me, now that he’s wealthy, he’s been Googling rich-people conversations so he knows what to talk to wealthy people about, and he came across that data.”
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Excellent. (For the record, a quick search seems to indicate that the correct number is more like 1.27 times as much potassium per calorie. Of course, if you're reading this and you're rich, you already knew that.)

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