[sumo] Musashigawa kanreki dohyo-iri

Joshua Maciel joshua.maciel at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 22:31:39 EDT 2007


But managers for major sports teams can get fired. Where's the fun in that?

(Unless you're Lou Piniella or Tony LaRussa)

On 6/20/07, Jezz <jejima at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 19/06/07, Joshua Maciel <joshua.maciel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > That's about $225,000 US dollars per year, and not even including
> supporter
> > fees, or a higher rank, or anything else. Certainly not shabby. Anyone
> know
> > how I can apply for one of these jobs?
>
> It might sound like a lot of money, but compared to the manager of a
> football team or other major sport, is it that much?  I bet managers
> of the Japanese Baseball teams earn considerably more - and they may
> even get some time off from their jobs!  I have a feeling that being a
> heya Oyakata is nearly a 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year job....
>
> Also, it is really for two people, as the Oyakata's wife (I think)
> doesn't get a separate salary, yet is expected to do a lot for the
> heya.
>
> Jejima
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