Barry Larkin made an estimated $78 million during his Hall of Fame career, and presumably makes an excellent salary now as an ESPN baseball analyst. Despite this wealth, he needed help last month from Sony executives to get an employee discount on a microphone, according to emails released in the Sony mega-leak.
Larkin is represented by Excel Sports Management, and here's an email forwarded through super-agent Ron Shapiro by an Excel representative, hoping ol' Ron can press on his buddies high-up at Sony (never mind that Sony Pictures Entertainment is an entirely different branch of the company from Sony Corporation) to help Larkin buy a microphone.
Ron—Very sorry to reach out with this, but I have asked several close friends at Sony to help and though they have been great in trying, they have not been able to make any progress.
I've been asked by Casey to try and help Barry Larkin purchase a Sony Pro microphone (below) that he is looking to put in a home studio for his daughter. The mic is $11,000+, so he asked us if we could help him get a discount.
Since I have exhausted all of my possible relationships that would have any way of helping, I wanted to see if it would be possible to reach out to Steve. Again, sorry to even make the ask, still I have no other real leads at this point and would like to help Casey.
Can you please let me know if it would be ok to reach out to Steve?
(Here is what an $11,000 microphone looks like.)
Anyway, the ploy worked.
We're glad to help. If he's interested, we can offer him 40% off list - $6784.80 – for the unit. Please have them fill out and send back the attached order form and we'll handle on our end.
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