It’s opening day for the World Champion Boston Red Sox and most of the rest of Major League Baseball, so why not a story from America’s pastime? This one is about pennies. About the only good reason to keep pennies around is to use them in protest when paying tickets and fines. Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington paid $45 in shipping to do just that.
[MLB vice president in charge of discipline] 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.”