May 1, 2009

Schadenfreude 75 (A Continuing Series)

A Schadenfreude/Fat Billy two-fer!


Teri Thompson and Michael O'Keeffe, Daily News:
Alex Rodriguez was an insecure prima donna who made a clubhouse attendant load his toothbrush with toothpaste after every game in his three seasons with the Texas Rangers, a new book charges. ...

Rodriguez also turned off teammates by bragging about wild nights with strippers - and by making clumsy passes at other players' wives and girlfriends. ...

[Author Selena] Roberts also details Rodriguez's obsession with teammate Derek Jeter. Players who accompanied A-Rod to clubs said his favorite pickup line was "Who's hotter, me or Derek Jeter?"
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CI's go-to line:
What are your hopes? What are your dreams?
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Teri Thompson and Michael O'Keeffe, Daily News:
Alex Rodriguez wasn't the only player in the Yankee clubhouse who suffered from "man boobs," an embarrassing side effect of steroid use.

According to "American Icon," a book by the Daily News sports investigative team that will be released on May 12, Roger Clemens also sprouted breasts as a result of anabolic steroid use. ...

"The medical term was gynecomastia, but around the clubhouse they called them "b---- t---" or "man boobs" - and heaven help the player who sprouted them in the middle of his career and then took his shirt off in the locker room," the Daily News reporters wrote in "American Icon." "Roger Clemens had man boobs, and he must have been embarrassed because he was often the first Yankee out of the shower and the first to get dressed after the game."

9 comments:

redsock said...

Bonus Yook and Tiz stories at the CI link!

L-girl said...

There was a great American Dad ep about man boobs. I'll try to think of that as you force me to picture Roger Clemens coming out of the shower with breasts. Running off to vomit now.

efd said...

Man boobs, shman boobs. THIS is the best tidbit from the new A-Rod book:

Rodriguez, while playing in Texas, had a clubhouse attendant put toothpaste on his toothbrush after every home game.(via NY Times - although it is literally the last line in the story.)

L-girl said...

The same line that is quoted in this very blog post.

efd said...

Yes, mea culpa... for some reason I missed the first time I read the post, but of course as soon as I hit "publish your comment" and went back to the story I saw it right away. I am not getting off to a very good start with my Jos commenting this year!

L-girl said...

Oh no problem, efd, I should have used a :) to say I didn't mean anything by it, just kidding around.

It's good to have you back! And there are still tickets available for Jos1 at Fenway if your schedule changes.

redsock said...

Old friend Malphabet denied the rumours of Slappy using roids in high school. They were teammates at Westminster Christian High in Miami.

"There's no way. I was with him too much, I was with him for too long. Our team was together, like, 20 hours of the day. Every day. ... He also grew two or three inches. You're talking about a 15-year-old kid who looked really skinny and scrawny. Then he hit puberty and he grew into a man. Everybody goes through it. So now every 13-to-15-year-old kid is going to be accused of this, because he hits puberty? ... Now we're going to go back to what he did in high school? You weren't there. He was with me in high school. In high school he was more dedicated than anybody I'd ever seen. Can we move forward please?"

Sure thing, Snook. I like the toothpaste story much better, anyway.

nixon33 said...

Giambino: DISGUSTING

tas said...

This is A-Roid. A-Roid has bitch tits.