Gossip Guy

The New York Daily News gives us this blind item:

Which formerly awesome Major League pitcher can the blame loss of shoulder strength on years of smoking pot and one drug-addled incident where he had to carry a passed-out date up three flights of stairs? His fastball hasn’t been the same since.

Any guesses?

23 comments… add one
  • Curt Schilling?

    John - YF May 12, 2008, 10:41 am
  • ha!

    SF May 12, 2008, 11:17 am
  • Now the only question is was he carrying Mystique or Aura up those 3 flights of stairs?

    John - YF May 12, 2008, 11:24 am
  • David Wells?

    rootbeerfloat May 12, 2008, 11:26 am
  • Gagne?

    Devine May 12, 2008, 11:59 am
  • Pedro?

    Paul SF May 12, 2008, 12:12 pm
  • Kerry Wood or Mark Prior? I’d say Zito but he never had a fastball, right?

    SF May 12, 2008, 12:30 pm
  • Pavano!

    kelly May 12, 2008, 12:33 pm
  • Eh, Prior and Wood weren’t that “awesome”…
    Still, it’s a gossip column, who is to say that the person writing knows anything about baseball. Carl Pavano was awesome for a year, right?!

    SF May 12, 2008, 12:37 pm
  • Jason Schmidt.

    walein May 12, 2008, 12:56 pm
  • or Wavy Gravy

    walein May 12, 2008, 12:57 pm
  • It’s got to be Barry Zito…he fits the profile that’s for sure

    1Bosox May 12, 2008, 1:03 pm
  • I don’t know who the pitcher was, but the passed-out date was definitely Alyssa Milano.

    FenSheaParkway May 12, 2008, 1:04 pm
  • Gotta be Carl “Waste of Life” Pavano…

    krueg May 12, 2008, 1:17 pm
  • mmmm. Alyssa.

    Brad May 12, 2008, 1:17 pm
  • How could that be anyone but Zito?

    Jackie (SF) May 12, 2008, 2:27 pm
  • Zito never really had a strong fastball, did he? From one pot-smoking, guitar player to another…Zito definitely fits that part of the story!!

    krueg May 12, 2008, 2:39 pm
  • Zito has lost life on his fastball, and the story doesn’t say his fastball was ever great. But it certainly isn’t the same.

    Paul SF May 12, 2008, 4:04 pm
  • Jeff Weaver.
    Oh wait, it said awesome, not awful. Nevermind then.

    yankeemonkey May 12, 2008, 4:13 pm
  • the date was Martin Lawrence and he was dehydrated. The pitcher: John Halama.

    Nick-YF May 12, 2008, 4:34 pm
  • Tavarez DFA! To make room for Casey.
    HT Joy of Sox.
    …do we have a long man now?

    Devine May 12, 2008, 4:56 pm
  • Since it’s an NYC paper, I’m going to assume it’s someone who either is now on the Yankees or Mets rosters, or was until relatively recently… Pedro or Pavano seem like reasonable guesses.

    Anonymous May 13, 2008, 1:23 am
  • Pedro a “reasonable guess”? Seriously? On what basis? He got old. He got injured. Nothing indicates drug use, either past performance or health issues.

    SF May 13, 2008, 10:12 am

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