Thanks to Matt Watson at FanHouse, Lt. Winslow and Deadspin for this brilliant story out of the Palm Beach Post…Dontrelle Willis and his fellow Marlins were making it rain at a local nudie bar several times during spring training
For at least two nights a week in March, bar staff tells Page Two, star pitcher Dontrelle Willis, described as the ringleader, second baseman Dan Uggla and others were known to swing by the Riviera Beach joint and shower the gals with dollar bills until 3 a.m.
“There’d be, like, $3,000 in singles on the table,” said waitress Nicole Spelling. “When they liked someone, a bunch of them would just go up and throw dollar bills in the air by the handful. There’d be so much money on the stage that the girls had to get champagne buckets to pick it up. And (pitcher) Randy Messenger is, like, so hot.”
How exactly Randy Messenger being so hot fits into that story I’m not quite so sure. There’s also a part in there if you follow the link about Dontrelle and the boys sending the Spelling chick (I guess she was written out of the will) off for a night to go home to her kid, but that interests me far less than the story above.
I also like the part from Willis’ agent who didn’t comment about the story. Like ballplayers hitting up a titty bar is anything new? Nope. But hitting one up without causing a riot sure is!