"I wanted a chocolate milk that cost 50 cents, and I didn't have the money," Verlander, 24, told Sports Illustrated. "So I said, 'How about I give you 0.1 percent of my pro signing bonus if you give me 50 cents now?' He found a napkin, wrote it up, and I signed it.Part of my wants to chuckle at how frivolously he spent his money ... but I've probably come close to doing the same thing. I've never signed away part of a "3-point-something million" signing bonus just to pay for lunch, but I may as well have given how I threw around my credit card early in college -- all those $10 lunches really add up when you consider a 25% APR over five or six years.
"I forgot about it, but after I signed [with the Tigers], he comes over and whips out this old napkin. I'm like, oh my God! My bonus was 3-point-something million.
"Was a chocolate milk worth $3,000? I want to say yes. I was parched."
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