No reader of this blog wonders about my feelings towards the Yankees. My opinions have been as unequivocally clear as they are opaque when it comes to my politics. But even I can still be surprised by the depths to which the Evil Empire will sink.
Now, admittedly I take this a little more personally because, despite my distaste for his team, Derek Jeter hails from the same part of southwest Michigan where I grew up. I won’t say I like the guy but I respect him as a baseball player and I respect anyone who can escape from that particular corner of hell. To go from the cornfields of Kalamazoo to dating Esquire’s sexiest woman alive, well, that means something.
In general, I support baseball’s modernization. Free agency, although
it means players move around a bit, hasn’t killed the game. But if this Steinbrenner ploy leads to Jeter
wearing something other than pinstripes? Even I think that’s wrong. However, if
it were to drive a wedge between him and Minka and somehow send her my
way, I guess I could get behind that.
Despite the month and a half wait, I have been getting more and more excited about the inevitable clash when Kenny Powers runs into our neighbors to the south. But beyond the promise of imminent racist hyjinks, it turns out that Eastbound and Down is the gift that just keeps giving.
For instance, where else could you win yourself a free jet ski? I’m pretty sure it doesn’t come with a half naked blond but if you have yourself a jet ski, I’m also pretty sure that it won’t be too hard to come up with a half naked blond soon thereafter.
But even if you don’t win the contest and even if the blonds are sorely lacking in your life, there’s still plenty to look forward to. While I was leafing through Esquire the other day I came across Ana de la Reguera who will apparently play a key role in season 2. If that name doesn’t get you fired up, maybe this video will help:
Yeah. If you need more, here’s the article.