Lou Piniella, his thoughts surely consumed by the recent backslide of his Chicago Cubs, could really use a distraction. Thanks to a directionally- challenged first base coach, he got exactly that on Friday.
If you’ve ever played Blackjack in Vegas, you see those guys who trip over to your table, half-drunk. They throw down one bet, for $500, $1000, sometimes more. They might win one bet, but inevitably they lose. Apparently the NBA has plenty of those types on charter flights during road trips.
“I’ve heard guys who have lost $30,000 on an hour plane trip,” Charlotte guard Derek Anderson, the former Heat reserve, says. “It’s amazing — $30,000 in an hour.