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Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015


Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is:

#MLB players will receive a $100.50 per diem on road days (during regular & post season) this year. That’s up from $99 last year. #sportsbiz

— Robert Raiola, CPA (@SportsTaxMan) April 1, 2015

I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down cold, of course.

For the record, $100.50 in daily meal money can buy you 53 Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos at Taco Bell. Or, perhaps, one “Brennaman” steak (12 oz “barrel cut” filet mignon) with a side of 18 Virginia Blue Point oysters at Precinct steak house in Cincinnati.