Dangerous Liaisons

So apparently diners at Boston’s JER-NE Restaurant Saturday night overheard the following exchange: "But how do you deal with the headache of having him around?" followed by "I just ignore him most of the time and hug him when he gets a hit."  It was either Ortiz talking about Manny or A-Rod talking about Lenny Kravitz.  Either way, I’d love to have been a fly on the wall for that dinner-table conversation.  It brings to mind three questions:

  • Any of our Bostonites know this place (and what kind of a name is that for a restaurant anyway)?
  • Even though none of us is naive enogh to think players on rival teams hate each other, isn’t Munson/Fisk, Varitek/A-Rod, and Joba/Youkilis much more pleasing to the rivalry-hardened fan than A-Rod, Ortiz, and Manny in a lovefest?
  • When you hear A-Rod is having dinner with someone named Yonder, do you think "future baseball star" or "exotic dancer"?
4 comments… add one
  • It’s at the Ritz, IH.

    SF July 28, 2008, 4:35 pm
  • Yonder is a beast. Had a chance to watch him during the CWS. He has a limitless ceiling.
    IH, I am having my birthday party at the Howard Johnson’s on Route 3 this Saturday. Feel free to drop by and eavesdrop on what I have to say about my teammates, I mean co-mods.

    John - YF July 28, 2008, 5:34 pm
  • Ah, the route 3 HoJos. I’ve enjoyed many a raucous evening at that locale. Word has it that the Brat Pack used to live it up there. I think Sinatra is rumored to have urinated in the potted plant at the entrance.
    Thanks for the Yonder info. I await John Sterling’s inevitable “What trajectory does ball from Yonder’s bat doth take?”

    IronHorse (yf) July 28, 2008, 6:22 pm
  • John, have a plate of fried clam strips for me. HoJos are all closed in the Midwest.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 28, 2008, 11:19 pm

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