Thursday, January 3, 2013
Posted by el duque at 11:17 AM
Andruw Jones is heading to Japan without...
a) A wedding ring.
b) A World Series ring.
The Murdoch Post says Andruw and his wife are calling it quits.
I'm sorry, but I'm still smarting over the Gammonitic crap I read last winter about Andruw's renewed passion for greatness. What a joke. The story went that Andruw moved in with A-Rod in order to train himself harder than ever - so he'd come to camp looking like a lion, roiling in the greatest shape of his career, ready to play every day and forge his bronze plaque for Cooperstown. A-Rod looked like the perfect teammate. Andruw looked like a committed Yankee. Yeah, some Gammonite actually wrote that drivel. And me, yeah me... I actually believed it.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. Why do I do this to myself?
I vaguely remember somebody saying Andruw looked good in camp. It was probably the same Gammonite who wrote the puff piece. I remember the first time Andruw stepped to the plate in a televised spring game. I thought: Where's the tight butt? Where's the lean torso? He still looks like Charles Barkley after being left in a microwave! And that was that. Andruw played fat and slow. All year. He would waddle to the plate. Two minutes later, he would waddle back to the dugout. All year.
OK, now maybe we know the truth. Maybe there was another reason why Andruw moved in with A-Rod. Maybe his home life sucked. I suppose we'll never know.
Either way, I hope his personal life straightens out. There's nothing funny about a failed marriage. Apparently, the guy was hitting .210 in life, as well. I hope he does better .300 in Japan. On and off the field. And maybe I'll stop believing the crap they feed us all winter... someday.