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Pitcher Gets Charged $1M at Beverly Hills Hotel

But Justin Verlander took it all in good fun
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2018 10:06 AM CDT
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander blows a bubble after being relieved in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(Newser) – Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is likely no stranger to big bills, but this? The 35-year-old was dining at the Cabana Cafe at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday with ex-tennis player Mardy Fish when the bill came—including a $42 salad, $30 pancakes ... and $1 million for "Open Miscellaneous - Dodger Killer," reports ESPN. Total bill, including tax: $1,095,198.20. "#BeverlyHillsHotel really making me pay for that World Series win," tweets Verlander. "Thanks for the great lunch as always!" But one of Verlander's Twitter followers sees it a little differently: "The real crime here is paying $181 for some pancakes, eggs, and a salad." (Read more baseball stories.)

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