You know how when two athletes play on the same team, particularly in complementary positions, there’s a certain special brotherly bond that forms? Well it looks like Chad Kreuter, former catcher of the L.A. Dodgers, took that bond with Chan Ho Park, former pitcher of the L.A. Dodgers, and dropped a huge deuce on it.
Apparently when Kreuter took out a loan from Park and said he’d pay it back, he didn’t actually think he had to pay it back.
Park filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming breach of promissory note and negligent misrepresentation.
The suit claims Park loaned Kreuter $460,000 in October 2005 to be repaid a year later with interest. Park alleges Kreuter paid back $290,000 in April 2007 and the unpaid balance has grown, with interest, to $281,869.73 as of Dec. 1.–Huffingtonpost.com
I don’t know about you, but when my friends ask to borrow something it’s usually like…$10 to get a couple beers at the bar. Or my mom. Whatever. But $460Gs?! Since it’s the time to give out “…of the Decade” awards, I’m giving Park the Patsy of the Decade Award. “Can I borrow your lawnmower?” Sure, okay. “Can I borrow your air conditioner?” Hmm…maybe for a little bit – it’s pretty hot out. “Can I borrow $460,000?” Are you out of your damn mind?!
All I know is, I bet HR over at USC just can’t WAIT to fill out those wage levy forms for years to come. It’s just a shame that Chan’s Korean and not Japanese, because I have an inkling the Yakuza might be more effective than the Department of Revenue in this one…