So why on Earth am I not the least it surprised to to hear about Laz Diaz acting like a mindless nitwit?
Last night Russell Martin and Diaz, calling balls & strikes for the game, got into it over his “shifting strike zone” early in the game, but no one lost their head and Martin was not ejected.
Later, however, Martin said Diaz began to mess with him:
Martin says Diaz wouldn’t allow him to throw new baseballs back to his pitchers after fouls during New York’s 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night … Martin says Diaz told him that throwing the balls was “a privilege I had to earn.”
In explaining it, Martin used a colorful metaphor to describe Diaz:
“Even at the end of the game after I get hit in the neck. I’m like, can I throw the ball back now? He’s still like no. I’m like you’re such a (expletive). Like for real. Unbelievable. I even told him like when there’s guys on base, I like to keep my arm loose. No. I’m not letting you throw a ball back. That’s pretty strange to me … I was kind of mystified. I really didn’t get that. He was punishing me.”
Get this through your f***in’ heads you assclowns.
Nobody pays good money to see you knuckleheads so stay the f*** out of the way & stop trying to bring attention to yourselves.
A reader, whom we’ll call Rob, emailed us Monday night with the photo you see above. The photo came with this message:
Looks like Terry Francona is not too smart. Sending this picture to my 27 year old girlfriend isn’t a smart move. Big job like his, he seems to trust a lot of people. Not sure how this picture would turn any girl on but good luck to him and his 53 year body.
Francona didn’t need the luck, as Rob would soon learn.
Rob said the photo had been emailed to his girlfriend Friday night, with no additional message. Rob sent us a screen grab.
The sender’s name was Terry Francona, and we confirmed through a baseball source that the sender’s address does, in fact, belong to Terry Francona, the former Red Sox manager. (It’s an AOL account, naturally.)
Francona is 53 years old, and he’s separated from his wife. He is certainly free to chase women (or share his vacation photos with them). Rob would just prefer that Francona chase (or share his vacation photos with) someone other than Rob’s girlfriend.
Rob knew that his girlfriend, who lives in Tuscon, Ariz., had recently met Francona, a former University of Arizona ballplayer. After he sent us the towel photo, Rob wrote back to say he discovered that she had also exchanged a number of text messages with Francona:
“I just saw phone records of them going back and forth. No content.”
He knew the number was Francona’s because he called it; he said the voice on the outgoing message was unmistakably Francona’s. We tried the number, and it certainly did sound like Francona.
Rob wrote that he had “no idea” what this was adding up to.
“Lots of texts and that pic. Can only mean he’s trying to get with her.”
I was wondering why you would be flirting with my girlfriend, who is over 20 years younger than you, by sending pictures of yourself half-naked in a towel? Isn’t one of your own children the same age as my girlfriend?
Next time you decide to do this, make sure the girl doesnt have a boyfriend. You would think that you would be more careful since you work for ESPN. I hope more girls come out saying you sent them the same stuff. You could be the next Tiger Woods. Scumbag.
As of Tuesday evening, we were all set to publish a post this morning about Francona emailing photos of himself half-naked in a towel to somebody’s girlfriend. But then Rob sent us another email, and our heart ached for him a little.
“So it looks like i found a picture she sent him first at 607pm on the 25th which is why he sent her a pic. I’m so pissed,” Rob said.
He has yet to confront his girlfriend about any of this.
Moral: Never underestimate the 53-year-old body, especially when it’s attached to a successful rich guy.
Well here goes the King of the Douche Bags again:
In his first public remarks on the company’s problems, Schilling told the newspaper for its Tuesday editions that public remarks by Gov. Lincoln Chafee that the state was trying to keep his company solvent were “devastating.” He said that shortly after those remarks, a video-game publisher pulled out of a deal to finance a new game.
“The governor is not operating in the best interest of the company by any stretch, or the taxpayers, or the state,” Schilling told the newspaper. “We’re trying to save this company and we’re working 24/7. The public commentary has been as big a piece of what’s happening to us as anything out there.”
F***in’ priceless. Just absolutely f***in’ priceless.
He spends his entire adult life spouting ultra-conservative philosophies, campaigns on behalf of John McCain, Scott Brown & others, supports some of the most diabolical, venomous conservatives (both here & in the U.K.) and openly attacks President Obama and the stimulus plan with quotes like this:
“There can be no question our country is in the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I also think there can be no question that it falls on us, the individuals, to find a way out of our own personal crisis.”
He then is more than happy to use said stimulus programs for his own company (via a loan guarantee program where taxpayers get stuck with the bill if a company goes under), the height of hypocrisy.
Now he has the nut sack to take a pot shot at the Governor of the state whose constituents are going to get stuck holding the tab after Schilling’s company defaulted on it’s 100 plus million dollar deal agreement.
Because the Governor dared to speak when he defaulted on those loan obligations
Yeah Curt, it’s the Governments fault for getting in the way of your bumbling ass when you were about to drop a $112 million tab on their laps.