Do baseball players only play for money?
No. For a ballplayer to become good enough to play professional
baseball he would have to have a love for the game. All the work
and dedication it takes to play at a professional level cannot be
achieved unless the player truly enjoys playing the game.
Being successful has been defined as finding something you love
to do, and get paid to do it. Ballplayers were not always paid as
good as they are today. Many ballplayers in the past had to work a
second job during the off season to make ends-meet. They played for
love of the game.
Today the salaries to play baseball is beyond great, and could
be a great motivator to play ball. It could be perceived that greed
outweighs the love for the game, and that they are only playing for
the money. -Steven KeyMan