Let this be a lesson to all big-name athletes: Fame carries a heavy value.
Take it away, Dr. Evil.
The Houston Astros made a ton of enemies in Los Angeles after they knocked out town’s Dodgers in a World Sequence win final 12 months. Justin Verlander, considered one of Houston’s all-star pitchers, discovered that the arduous approach on Friday when he went out for lunch in Beverly Hills.
When the invoice arrived for Verlander’s lunch on the Beverly Hills Resort, it featured some actually troubling numbers: A $1,00zero,181 lunch cost, plus one other $95,017.20 in tax. Whole value: $1,095,198.20.
The supply of the extraordinarily jacked up value was famous in black and white on the invoice, an “Open Miscellaneous” cost attributed to “Dodger Killer.” Verlander, killer of Dodgers, earned himself a $1 million surcharge for daring to indicate his face in a Los Angeles eatery.
The entire thing was a joke, clearly, and one which Verlander took in stride. He is additionally one of many highest-paid gamers in baseball, and certainly might have paid this invoice no drawback. He must be extra up in arms over paying $42 for a salad. I do not care how well-known it’s.