First of all, he is giving the money to charity - I don’t think it’s about entitlement. He feels like his chance of staying on a MLB roster was comprimised, which it absolutely was. That 1/3 of an inning made his ERA go up over 1 full run. So maybe you’re right, maybe not, we’ll never know. You know there are many, many players that feel this way.
But I totally get what you’re saying.
But damn man, these guys fighting for their livelihoods and Astros (who are already great!) going to those lengths. They definitely ruined careers and this has a huge domino effect.