June 3, 2007 |
Even by New York standards, this is absurd For public humiliation, you can't beat this: Alex Rodriguez's wife wakes up in New York last Wednesday. Her husband is in Toronto, where the Yankees are playing the Blue Jays. The front page of the New York Post features a picture of Rodriguez and a "mystery blonde" walking into a Toronto hotel, accompanied by the headline "Stray-Rod."
January 14, 2007 |
Now that the Dodgers are creating an all-you-can-eat section in the right-field pavilion, how do they plan to wrap those thousands of extra hot dogs? Maybe in copies of the Major League Baseball-licensed "Los Angeles Dodgers 2007 Calendar?" That would be putting the calendar to better use than asking fans to root for the players pictured within. Featured on different months are Eric Gagne, J.D. Drew, Odalis Perez, Kenny Lofton, Bill Mueller and Dioner Navarro.
October 4, 2006 |
Two years later, Carlos Beltran's eyes widen and his smile broadens at the reminder of his last postseason experience. Fresh to the Houston Astros after being traded from Kansas City and headed for free agency, he batted .435 with eight home runs, 14 runs batted in and six steals in 12 games, against Atlanta and St. Louis. After coming within a win of carrying the Astros to their first World Series, Beltran nearly returned to Houston.
August 9, 2006 |
New York Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca denied he has a gambling problem after an article Tuesday in the New York Daily News reported he had significant gambling debts. Flanked by teammates Tom Glavine and David Wright, Lo Duca said he didn't want his situation to be a distraction to the Mets and thanked the fans for their support. "I don't have a gambling problem," said Lo Duca, who did not take questions from reporters. "I do bet on horses legally. I have an online account, bet legally.
August 20, 2005 |
Paul Lo Duca, one of the more popular Dodgers of recent years, was playing with a tender right hamstring. So when the Dodgers ran a double steal on the battered Florida catcher in the pivotal second inning Friday night, Lo Duca could barely stand up, let alone make a play. "I tweaked it coming out of the crouch," Lo Duca said. "It felt like somebody stuck a knife in my leg." Later, Lo Duca would stick a dagger in the Dodgers' heart.
January 13, 2005 |
Paul Lo Duca agreed Wednesday to an $18-million, three-year contract with the Marlins, who acquired the catcher in a trade with the Dodgers last summer. "When Jeffrey Loria said publicly not too long after we acquired Paul that he was not a summer rental, he meant it," Marlin General Manager Larry Beinfest said, referring to the team's owner. Lo Duca, a fan favorite with the Dodgers, was shocked and teary-eyed when the trade was announced in July.