The first time I’ve been pessimistic about Obama’s chances: this.
Angels pitcher John Lackey, class act: “‘[On Sunday] they scored on a pop fly they called a hit, which is a joke,’ said Lackey, referring to a popup that was misplayed into three runs. ‘[On Monday], they score on a broken-bat ground ball and a fly ball anywhere else in America [except in Fenway Park]. And [Pedroia's] fist-pumping on second like he did something great.’” Have a great winter, John!
Bill Simmons: “With Manny riding in the other limo, they started telling ‘Manny Being Manny’ stories, like how Manny routinely stuffed uncashed paychecks in the top shelf of his locker. Seems he rarely got around to cashing them. The checks were for $978,000 every two weeks during the season. (Big Papi knew the exact number because he made a team employee show him one.)”
A-Rod Watch, Pity Poor Tom Brady Edition: “A-Rod was running around the clubhouse asking everyone, ‘Are we gonna play? Are we rained out? Are we postponed?’ Every few minutes he’d come around and ask his teammatesor anyone else who was aroundthe same thing.”
SoSH: “Boston will make its first visit to the new Yankee Stadium for games on Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5 to be followed by two weekend series in the Bronx, August 7-9 and September 25-27.” You can never plan for this sort of thing too early.
A-Rod watch: “I have a big pillow, I probably just slept on it the wrong way. It’s never happened to me before, but it’s quite painful.”
Speaking of baseball, this remains one of the greatest sites on the internet.
“All Alex Rodriguez has to do is average 22 home runs a year over the 10 years and he’ll get his money. And because he’ll hit 35 to 40, he’ll have this thing done by the sixth year. My point was, I wanted to make $315 million, and I wanted the probability to be in the 90th percentile that he will do it.” Oh what do you know, Boras actually negotiated full ARod contract. Color me shocked. [via the schadenfreudtastic NYYFans]
Opening day at Fenway, and all is right with the world. [Photo via SoSH]