Art Shamsky offers his two cents on how to beat inflation

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You know, if Twitter was around in the 1960s, the world would probably be over already. It might have been fun for a while, though, with former New York Mets outfielder Art Shamsky. One of the joys of social media, Shamsky is often sharing his thoughts on the Mets, baseball in general, and life.

Lucky for him, he was rewarded for his A+ tweeting when he received a check for his past appearance on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Shamsky was even kind enough to offer his two cents on how to beat inflation—two cents in the most literal of ways.

Mets legend Art Shamsky is two cents richer and beating inflation

What’s so amazing about this is that the two cents don’t even cover the stamp to get the money to Shamsky. What’s the price of envelopes these days? With many people working from home, we can’t swipe one from the office anymore. Can somebody help out with this?

The episode Shamsky appeared in titled “Big Shots” first aired on March 1, 1999. Several Mets players made an appearance, including Tommie Agee, Jerry Grote, Bud Harrelson, and Cleon Jones. The plot revolves around the main characters, one we’ll all have to assume is a lovable man named Ray, attempting to meet his childhood hero, Shamsky. Chaos ensues. There’s probably a misunderstanding of some kind. A half hour later, something new is on.

As a central focus of the plot of the episode, it’s pretty amazing how little Shamsky got in return. Does Grote owe Ray Romano?

In these trying times where the price of everything is going up and we’re all looking for passive income ideas on social media, Shamsky seems to have hit the jackpot. He’s still making bank all of these years later on a single television appearance.

A joy on the field and off of it, Shamsky has found a new audience on social media. He’s not obnoxious with his tweet and typically has something insightful to say. In this case, he’s tackling the economy two cents at a time.

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