05.15.08 10 years ago 13 Comments

Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr owed teammate Josh Fogg $1500 — I'm guessing Fogg sold him a tendon — so Junior paid him back in pennies.  Whew, $1500!  That's almost .004 once you convert it to Barkleys(Note: .004 is also the Mariners' team batting average.)

There were 60 boxes of pennies, $25 worth to a box, stacked in his locker — top to bottom like cereal boxes in Kroger’s…

“I’m a man of my word,” said Griffey. “And when you owe a man $1,500, you pay him… Just think, each box weighs 16 pounds, so the man has 60 bowling balls in his locker.”

Fogg was mystified and mesmerized and finally said, “I’m going to take them out to the bullpen and count them. I have a lot of time on my hands out there."

You know what else is fun?  Paying a hooker in pennies.  If she complains, you just tip her with an extra roll of pennies.  To the back of her head.


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