How Brian Johnson's World Series share went to good use


Brian Johnson broke the news of how he was allocating his World Series share money when appearing on the Bradfo Sho podcast earlier in the offseason.

He was paying off his father's house while using a portion of what was left from the $416,000 to buy a Jet Ski. 

So, how did it go?

According to Johnson, who was appearing at the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner Thursday night, the whole plan proved to be a home run.

"He’s pumped," Johnson said regarding his father's reaction to the gift. "He’s got no bills. It’s awesome. He’s got nothing. All he has to do is throw the ball for the dogs. I tried to do it secretly but he caught on. I wasn’t sure which bank he used. Once he found out he didn’t want me to do it, so I had to talk him into it."

And then there was the other purchase, the Jet Ski. Thanks in large part to a Red Sox teammate, that investment has also gone swimmingly.

"I bought it from Chris Sale," Johnson said. "He wanted to give it to me but I wouldn’t let him, so I bought it from him. He gave me a friend rate. It’s awesome. I've used it a ton."

Johnson was honored at Thursday's event, winning the "Unsung Hero Award" from the Boston baseball writers.