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Verlander's $3,000 chocolate milk

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    From AOL's The Fanhouse blog:

    "I wanted a chocolate milk that cost 50 cents, and I didn't have the money," Verlander, 24, told Sports Illustrated. "So I said, 'How about I give you 0.1 percent of my pro signing bonus if you give me 50 cents now?' He found a napkin, wrote it up, and I signed it.

    "I forgot about it, but after I signed [with the Tigers], he comes over and whips out this old napkin. I'm like, oh my God! My bonus was 3-point-something million.

    "Was a chocolate milk worth $3,000? I want to say yes. I was parched."
     
  2. Willie-Butch

    Willie-Butch Member

    That was in SI a few weeks ago.
     
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    And in Sporting News last summer.
     
  4. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    This is pretty good chocolate milk. I don't know if it's worth $3,000, but it's pretty good chocolate milk.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And in other news, they say this guy Leyland won't amount to much as a catcher but still could have a future in baseball
     
  6. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    I heard Koufax is throwing a perfect game. Did I just jinx it?
     
  7. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I heard that this kid out of Baltimore, George Herman Somethingorother, is a pretty good ballplayer. Southpaw that can pitch pretty good. Also knows what to do with a bat, too.
     
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I think the increase in home runs by individual players might be caused by outside drug use.

    Anyone want to follow up on that thought?
     
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I had never read that story before.
     
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Sidd Finch rules! He's a Hall of Famer for sure!
     
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I'm having trouble while working on a feature about some guy named Doubleday.
    Anyone know if he has a Myspace page?
     
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Hate to get serious, but I actually once wrote a feature about Doubleday and baseball's origins. Most people know that the "Doubleday invented baseball" story is BS, but for all anyone knows he may never have even seen a baseball game... although he was a civil war officer and baseball games were popular among troops (part of how the game spread and regional rules became more solidified), so he probably did at least know of the game.
     
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