After throwing out the first pitch at the Nationals-Phillies game today in D.C., Barack Obama visited with the Nats TV broadcast team, which included former White Sox pitcher Rob Dibble.
(Obama’s first pitch also served as pregame flyover. Handy.)
Obama to Dibble on why he wore a White Sox fan to throw out the first pitch in Washington: “I’m a Southside kid, I gotta make sure (White Sox owner) Jerry Reinsdorf doesn’t get to angry with me.”
Dibble: “Having played with the White Sox for a short time, I know how the Cubs fans and White Sox fans go back and forth. Who was one of your favorite White Sox players growing up?”
Tommy Lasorda was back in the Dodgers dugout on Tuesday. Two innings later, he was back out.
(Looks like someone stopped taking their Slim Fast)
The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports on the Hall of Famer managing the Blue Crew for the first time in 12 years, while regular boss Joe Torre takes a trip to China. And it wouldn’t be a Tommy Lasorda game without Tommy arguing with the umps. Read more…
WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach today reports that former major league catcher and current Red Sox scout Jessie Levis has been “accused of committing a lewd act in a hotel room that overlooked the pool where at least two teenage girls saw him was arrested Monday, police said Tuesday.
“Levis, 39, faces two felony counts of committing lewd and lascivious acts in the precense of children less than 16.”
Sounds awful, but at least Levis has Red Sox Hall of Fame company! Read more…
PATS’ MOSS ASKING FOR ‘A LITTLE LOVE ON OUR BODIES’: Lots of love for and around New England these days (especially from the Worldwide Leader). First, Rodney Harrison gets sweet smooches from Ravens coach (and former “Match Game” contestant) Brian Billick:
Now, BOSTONIST brings up this questionable quote from Randy Moss about taskmaster Bill Belichick:”Hopefully, Coach can let up on us a little bit, and give us a little love on our bodies.”
Hmmm. Maybe if Gillette Stadium was located in the San Fernando Valley.Good thing Dick Williams doesn’t still work for the Red Sox.
DICK FINALLY MAKES IT IN; WILLIAMS ELECTED TO HALL: Dick Williams gets the call-up, as the long-time manager has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame:
The CONTRA COSTA TIMES reports that the 78-year-old was voted in Monday by members of the Veterans Committee. He’ll be joined by former commissioner Bowie Kuhn and former Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley, among others.When the two-time World Series winner and his wife heard about his election, Williams said, “It just blew our mind.”
And it would have blown the minds of the Committee, if they had known about Dick’s dirty deeds outside a Florida hotel in 2000.
BUZZLE fondly remembers Williams found fondling himself furiously in Ft. Myers. Police were called to the hotel after many guests reported the retired skipper walking around naked and masturbating outside in public - instead of doing it in the decency of his own room.Williams was in town attending a Fantasy Baseball camp. Apparently, Dick took the ‘fantasy’ concept a little too far.
Just think if they had webcams back then. Dick could have made a new friend with an excitable English soccer stud.