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 Dollars for Dodgers

By: Rosie Rios
9/8/2011

Last night’s Nationals-Dodgers game was postponed due to rain, but the day wasn’t a complete washout for two members of the Dodgers pitching staff.

Yesterday afternoon, Ted Lilly and Clayton Kershaw toured the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington DC – where they saw our nation’s currency production process in action.


Ted Lilly (middle left) and Clayton Kershaw (middle right) of the L.A. Dodgers see a demonstration on the currency production process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.

As part of the tour, Lilly and Kershaw saw a stack of $10 bills worth $1 million – enough to pay Alex Rodriguez’s 2011 salary for about five games.


Clayton Kershaw and Ted Lilly walk up to $1 million in 10 dollar bills.

Later, the two Dodgers pitchers had an opportunity to see a room with more than $320 million in uncut currency sheets that were going through the inspection process. That’s enough money to pay Alex Rodriguez’s salary for the next seven years and still pick up a few new free agents. No word on whether the two Dodgers pitchers tried to make any personnel moves ahead of today’s doubleheader against the Nationals.

For more information on taking a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, check out the following link. You’re bound to enjoy it, whether you’re a Cy Young award candidate or just looking for an afternoon of family fun.

Rosie Rios, a diehard Oakland A’s fan, is Treasurer of the United States.

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