Jimmy Rollins: Stylistic, Possible Cheapskate

The PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER talked to Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins and got a mouthful in a half hour, including his jewelry purchases and players with style.

Jimmy Rollins street clothes

“My jeweler said you don’t want to spend a lot of money on earrings. So anybody trying to get something for their wife or something, don’t spend a lot on the earrings because they’re just an accessory. You might as well get cubic zirconium.”

A born romantic, folks.

The reigning NL MVP dismissed the remarks by Mets CF Carlos Beltran predicting his team would win the NL East (“Has anyone ever heard of plagiarism?”), talked about some custom Nike kicks done up in Phils colors with a Liberty Bell on them, and gave props to David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, C.C. Sabathia, Dontrelle Willis, and Jose Reyes as the most stylish players in the game.

Rollins is a week late for Valentine’s Day with the advice on baubles, but I’m guessing he may not even heed his own recommendations on that considering his salary. I certainly wouldn’t recommend following them — you might end up with something akin to this:

Jimmy Rollins ball in face

(The ladies have better aim than you think, J-Roll.)