The Dayton Daily News‘ Hal McCoy on a clubhouse prank not nearly as edgy as starting a blog to reveal which members of the Reds bullpen have clamidia.
Pitcher Josh Fogg arrived at his locker Wednesday to find it stacked with 60 boxes of pennies, 2,500 pennies to a box. He immediately looked at Ken Griffey Jr. and said, “That’s good, Griff, real funny. Kick me when I’m down.”
Griffey warned him but Fogg didn’t believe it when Griffey said he was going to pay off a $1,500 debt in pennies.
“I’m a man of my word,” said Griffey. “When you owe a man $1,500, you pay him. You can’t do a whole lot with pennies, can you? Just think, each box weighs 16 pounds so Fogg has 60 bowling balls in his locker.”
Said Fogg, “I’m going to take them to bullpen and count them because I have a lot time on my hands.”
The nature of Junior & Fogg’s wager wasn’t explained, but I’m guessing it had something to do with listening to Death Wish perform “Wonderwall” without laughing.