Via Sports Illustrated:
The year before, he’d pulled a subtler prank on another teammate: Alex Rodriguez, then an 18-year-old rookie shortstop who, like Griffey, had been the top pick in the draft. Griffey enlisted Seattle’s trainer, Rick Griffin, to convince Rodriguez that the club’s stars—including [Jay] Buhner and Randy Johnson—were involved in a scheme to sell their sperm to the highest bidder, as if they were thoroughbred stallions, and that Rodriguez might himself attract an appreciable stud fee. He brought in a fake doctor. “Dude, you got great genes,” Griffey told the rookie. The callow Rodriguez was skeptical at first. Then he started to come around. “How much money do you think we could make?” he asked. Griffey, mercifully, pulled the plug before donations were to be harvested.
A-Rod getting to the point where he’s damn near whipping his thing out to start the process hurts. Gotta be better kid.
Why isn’t that stud fee thing a thing already though? Maybe it is and we just don’t all know about it, but you’d think some savvy entrepreneurs would start that. A little close to prostitution? Okay, but think of it as more of a male surrogate situation. Are there people out there that would pay 10s of thousands of dollars for Lebron’s juices? Or for Cam Newton’s genes? Yes, obviously. Is that very sad? Yes, obviously.