Ron Washington Paid a $200 Fine With Box of Pennies
Ron Washington is probably the most entertaining manager in the MLB. He also has a bit of a mean streak and I like that. Back in 2011 he was fined $200 after getting ejected from a spring training game and not leaving the dugout. What happened next will go down in “g-move history”:
Washington responded by filling a box with $200 in pennies and mailing it to Bob Watson, MLB vice president in charge of discipline. Cost to mail it to New York: About $45.
Watson called after receiving the box.
Watson: “And you just had $200 in pennies hanging around? Washington: “Yes. Bob, I didn’t have my checkbook. I wasn’t trying to be funny. Now go to the bank and put that in the [change] machine and get your $200.”
That’s just Ron being Ron.