If you were hanging out by the player’s exit at Yankee Stadium yesterday evening, you were in for quite a treat. Sadly, I live a good 3 hours away (by plane) and was not able to be there, but alas, there is a thing called the internet that let me enjoy this moment of humiliation as much as the next person. I always thought hazing was for college students trying to become part of a sorority or fraternity, but this is a wonderful example of how hazing goes beyond the classroom and into the ball park.
As White Sox players began to come out of the stadium and enter their bus, along came other players dressed in very incriminating outfits. Lance Broadway, a right handed rookie pitcher, was unfortunate enough to be dawned the wearer of the voluptuous lifeguard with severe pubic hair issues. Alexei Ramirez was dressed as a US track and field athlete. Other rookies sported a Tinkie Winkie (Of the Teletubbies) costume and a Raggedy Anne outfit.
Photo courtesy of Scott Proctor’s Arm
Everyone knows how dedicated New York fans are to their teams. They are die hard fans, and although they will love you one minute and threaten to murder your first born son the next minute, New York baseball fans are, in my opinion, the most loyal fans I have ever seen. So, knowing that this year’s All Star Game was to be held in Yankee stadium, you had to expect a whole lot of booing for any player that wasn’t a Yankee or a Met. Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and yes even the Philadelphia Phillies were to be booed, despite their standings in the MLB. For the most part, every player that was booed understood this and pretty much laughed it off, however the booing seemed to have hit a soft spot for Mr.Utley.
Anyone wanna show Chase some love? Probably not after this….
It’s okay Chase, I’ll give you a hug. 🙂
Standing at merely 5’11 and 170lbs, Tim Lincecum is easily one of the smallest pitchers in the MLB. But don’t let that fool you; his long stride and sharp mechanics will put you in your place quickly. Lincecum had come to the Bronx to make an appearance at the All Star Game on behalf of the Giants, but his jersey and hat hang untouched in the locker room between Ben Sheets and Edison Volquez. His small presence is lacking and I think it is safe to say that his long stride and sharp mechanics will be missed in today’s All Star game.
Okay, so Tim Lincecum is in the hospital with the flu, but that’s no reason not to be able to play in the game this evening! Right? The 24 year old was hospitalized earlier today with dehydration and flu like symptoms. Lincecum missed the All Star Game Red Carpet this afternoon, so I can confidently say that he isn’t faking it. Lincecum is 11-2 in his second year with the Giants, he leads the majors with 135 strike outs, and his 2.57 ERA is 4th best among starters. His arm will be greatly missed in this All Star game.
Hope you get better quickly, Timmy Boy!
I think everyone is finally beginning to grow fond of Giambi’s porn star ‘stache. Not because it graces his face, but because perhaps the crazy mustache has magical powers and has helped Giambi to perform better as a player. Giambi began to grow this thing during his early season slump, but now has 18 homers and 54 RBI! As a tribute to Giambi’s furry little friend, the New York Yankees declared this past Wednesday “Jason Giambi Mustache Day”. Many fans have decided to support Giambi by sporting their own 70’s style stache, as has manager Joe Girardi and fellow teammate Mike Mussina.
Whatever you do Jason, don’t shave that thing off!
Teammate Mike Mussina sportin’ the ‘stache.
It seems as though A-Rod has been in the spot light for everything other than his baseball skills. Affairs, divorces, and Kabbalah are a few topics the All Star’s name has been mentioned in and while I could have very well jumped on the bandwagon and joined in on the gossip… again, all the clever titles have already been taken. So, I have decided to cut Alex some slack and shy away from the mess that his life has become and attempt to put some focus back onto his baseball career.
Today, A-Rod hit a 3-2 pitch off of left handed Blue Jays pitcher, Brian Tallet; driving that baby all the way to the left field pole, giving him his 19th homer of the season and giving Rodriguez his 537th career home run. A-Rod has now passed Mickey Mantle and has placed himself at number thirteen on the career list. While Alex had tied Mantle last Sunday with a solo homer against Boston, this is the one that really made it count.
Congratulations, Alex. Let’s celebrate by keeping your pants on. 🙂
This evening after getting home from work, I walked to the mailbox expecting to grab a handful of bills that I can’t afford, but instead, I was surprised. Inside my mailbox was a bubble mailer. Did my postal man make a mistake? I brought the thick envelope with my name on it inside. I was hesitant to open it. What could it possibly be? I don’t exactly collect anymore…. (I have to be honest with everyone, my baseball card collecting days pretty much died after the Derek Jeter incident. I tried replacing Jeter with an awesome Marlin, but even that didn’t do it for me. I still enjoy busting boxes, but there isn’t anyone that I look forward to getting.) I opened the package and found a wonderful gift inside. Two packs worth of 1994 Cuban cards! I hadn’t heard of any of these guys before, although I am sure I am related to at least one of them. The cards are great. There were no autos, no game used relics, but instead they had creative photography and for me it was an extra treat to have a connection with something from the ‘motherland’. Thanks to Trader Crack’s for the generous gift. 🙂
Not just any rod, A-Rod to be exact. US Weekly is reporting that the Yankee slugger has been making late night visits to Madonna’s Central Park apartment. An annoymous source claims to have seen A-Rod sneaking out of the Pop Queen’s apartment late at night. Neither Madonna’s or A-Rod’s people are talking, so everyone is just speculating right now.
Perez Hilton of PerezHilton.com claims that sources have exclusively revealed to him that the singer and athlete are nothing more than friends and met through mutual friends. But, what is this? The Diva was reportedly spotted at one of A-Rod’s games… in his seats and A Rod was spotted at one of the singer’s concerts. Coincidence? Maybe he just loves super girly music?
Regardless, something does seem a bit off considering Madonna has always had a thing for hispanic ball players. (Did everyone forget about Jose Canseco?) But seriously, I was hoping that if A-Rod was going to score with a pop star diva, it wouldn’t have been one that was old enough to be his mother. Madonna may look good for her age, and even if A-Rod is attracted to women with muscles, you’d think he would at least be a little frightened by her. Has anyone seen this woman’s arms lately?!?!
Ah well, at least we now have a reason as to why Madonna’s marriage is on the fritz.