Baseball clubhouse attendants are the focus of an Internal Revenue Service investigation. Tips from players may not be showing up on the clubbies’ tax returns–tips that include sports memorabilia showing up in the marketplace.
In a sports memorabilia market that shows little signs of slowing down, a nice piece of baseball history courtesy of a ballplayer is enough of a tip for some clubhouse attendants.
They’re not paid much of a salary but some still pocket some very nice income from players who are often generous when the clubbies go out of their way for a favor. Along with the cash, the New York Post says the IRS is now looking into the proceeds those attendants are getting from any gifts that are being turned into eBay items.