Houston Astros’ Pitcher Justin Verlander Gets Hit With $1 Million Lunch Bill
Seriously though, how many avocados and mimosas do you have to order to spend $1 million on a lunch?
It’s not easy being famous. Just ask anyone in Hollywood or those playing professional sports. You’re constantly dodging the paparazzi, and anything you say or do in public can be captured and shared with millions of people in seconds. On the other hand, one good thing about being famous is that you’ll probably get your fair share of free lunches and dinners from restaurant owners who happen to be fans or are thankful for the publicity – well, that’s not the case with Houston Astros’ pitcher Justin Verlander.
It’s no surprise that the Astros players made a ton of enemies around Los Angeles after beating the Dodgers in the World Series last year. Verlander, unfortunately, had to learn that the hard way after going out to lunch yesterday in Beverly Hills. After receiving the bill at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Verlander was astonished to see that the meal ran him a total of $1,095,198.20.
To his surprise, the most expensive item on the list happened to be an "Open Miscellaneous" charge attributed to the "Dodger Killer". And that’s really not that bad compared to the $42 McCarthy Salad – seriously though, how healthy is that salad that it costs $42?
Even though the entire thing was a joke, Verlander, who happens to be the fourth highest paid player in the league (his salary in 2016 was $28 million) could have probably afforded the bill if he absolutely had to pay for it. But seriously, we still can't believe how expensive that salad was. Let us know what you think about the Dodger Killer’s lunch in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more baseball news and other entertaining reads.