Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Note to self: don't ever win a bet against Ken Griffey, Jr.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Note to self: don't ever win a bet against Ken Griffey, Jr.




    By Hal McCoy | Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 03:20 PM

    You’ve heard of Three Coins in a Fountain, right? How about 150,000 pennies in a locker?

    That’s what Josh Fogg found in his locker when he came to work in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse Wednesday. There were 60 boxes of pennies, $25 worth to a box, stacked in his locker — top to bottom like cereal boxes in Kroger’s.

    Fogg immediately looked at Ken Griffey Jr. and said, “That’s good, Griff. That’s funny. Kick me while I’m down.”

    Griffey had told Fogg he was going to pay off the $1,500 he owed him in pennies, but Fogg didn’t believe it.

    “I’m a man of my word,” said Griffey. “And when you owe a man $1,500, you pay him. And I’d like to thank the lovely people at National City Bank for helping me with this joke. There isn’t a whole lot you can do with pennies. 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. I’m sure these were delivered by Brinks truck and Griffey had his paycheck in there, too.”

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

  • #2
    That has to be at least $2000 worth of metal. Thanks Junior!

    Comment


    • #3
      hahaha that is awesome
      Sponsor of:
      Brian Elliott
      Kolten Wong & the arch in the outfield grass at Busch Stadium
      5-29-14-House77 turns down offer of free beer from me

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Guppy View Post
        hahaha that is awesome
        ++

        Comment


        • #5
          That's just great stuff right there.
          Official Lounge Sponsor
          Jim Beam, Fun Dip, and Guns 'N Roses

          2014 TP College Football Pick'em Champion

          Comment


          • #6
            I like me some Grif.
            Official Lounge Sponsor of Candy.


            "When you say 'radical right' today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye."
            -Barry Goldwater

            Comment


            • #7
              Saw that on Baseball Tonite last nite. Love it!
              Sponsor of Adam Wainwright
              Sponsor of the $0.50 any-size frozen coke at Mobil on the Run when the Cards score six
              There are 24 teams in baseball with a longer World Series drought than the St. Louis Cardinals.
              "I told myself from the beginning, 'If he's going to throw a shutout, then he's going to tie,' ... he was not going to beat me today." ---Adam Wainwright, 8/11/10
              "I was confused." ---Tim McCarver, 7/30/15

              Comment


              • #8
                At least he didn't go up to the teller's window and say I want $1500 in pennies. That's the kind of thing that would happen to my wife...LOL

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by ksbluesfan View Post
                  That has to be at least $2000 worth of metal. Thanks Junior!
                  Does Cincinnati have it's own version of Sound-Off?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Kroger’s

                    IT'S "KROGER" NOT "KROGER'S" YOU FACKING HAMILTUCKY HICKS!!
                    Official 2014-15 Lounge Sponsor of Jori Lehterä
                    "He'll Finnish You Off"

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ohio Blues View Post

                      IT'S "KROGER" NOT "KROGER'S" YOU FACKING HAMILTUCKY HICKS!!
                      My wife says it that way. I laugh at her.

                      Moon

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ohio Blues View Post

                        IT'S "KROGER" NOT "KROGER'S" YOU FACKING HAMILTUCKY HICKS!!
                        Who cares?

                        We need a Piggly Wiggly.
                        Make America Great For Once.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Kroger blows ass anyways. Do they even still exist? I can't believe Save-A-Lot still does...
                          Photobucket

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I don't go to Kroger's, I go to Wal Marts and Pro Bass................

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              That's funny
                              Former Sponsor of Kyle "The Comeback Kid" Lohse.

                              And Current (and former) Lounge Sponsor of Yadier "No-Glove til I get a Gold Glove" Molina and one BAMF

                              Sponsoring Friends and Proud Co-Sponsor of Captain Morgan

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X