June 30th, 2006


Other Stuff You Can't Make Up...

Eddie Griffin, who briefly played basketball for my alma mater and now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, has been sued over an accident in which the SUV he was driving slammed into a parked SUV, driving it up onto the sidewalk. Apparently, not only was Griffin driving drunk, but he was also driving whilst watching porn on a dashboard mounted DVD player and masturbating. Also, he doesn't have a drivers license. No mention of whether or not he was also talking on his cell, but it seems likely that the masturbation probably wasn't hands-free.

Jeff Weaver was designated for assignment by the Angels today, another in a recent string of high-profile, high-salary, underperforming pitchers who have been unceremoniously dumped in the last couple of weeks despite still being owed millions (see also Russ Ortiz and Jason Johnson). What makes Weaver dumping especially ironic is that his replacement in the Angel rotation will be his little brother, Jered. Ouch. That's gotta sting.

If the price is right (i.e., dirt cheap), I wouldn't mind seeing the Dodgers try to get Jeff. He's not great, but he was adequate for us the last couple of years. It will also be interesting to see if the Dodgers decide to add to the string of DFAs by dumping Odalis Perez.