Lifestyles of the Rich and Idiotic

via "The Real Estate", the New York Observer’s semi-tasty blog about all things property-related in NYC, we learn that Johnny Damon can’t stay away from ol’ buddy Jason Giambi and is planning on renting a place in the same, god-awful piece of kitsch that the Giambino inhabits.  LIke Damon, it too is a controversial addition to the New York landscape. While The Empire is conveniently located near "excellent crosstown bus service", the 25 car garage might be more useful to Damon nowadays.  And, we know that both Giambi and Damon are budding chefs, so now that they are just a few floors apart perhaps they can share appliances.

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  • Hell hath no fury like an SF scorned.

    Nick February 3, 2006, 10:21 am
  • scorned by whom, Nick? I just sat in on a breakfast for the New Haven Chamber of Commerce which was hosted by Larry Lucchino, and I have to say that I’m quite sure the Red Sox are feeling no love loss or regret over the Damon thing. Larry had some very clear, business related comments surroundnig the Damon thing, and wishes him luck in NY – especially the third and fourth year of the contract.
    Actually, the meeting was a very good one which had nothing to do with Connecticut business and all to do with Red Sox hot stove. And, like I said before _
    I posed the question “with all the extra infielders, are the true fans of this team, the ones who care about the player on the field and not the front office side, going to be subject to a “infield by committee” this upcoming season, or are there going to be moves made to ensure we have every day players”
    His response –
    Moves are never done being made, and the Red Sox are exploring a number of options right now.
    I knew it.
    Also, and just as a side note – Lucchino said that all the ML teams have taken out insurance policies on those players that are participating in the World Classic in case of injury. I did not know this. Did you guys?

    Brad February 3, 2006, 10:33 am
  • There’s a difference between Sox management and Sox fans. Some Sox fans (count the usually rational and Spock-like SF as one of them;)) are obviously very hurt by Damon’s choice of NYC over Boston.
    Hilarious jokes aside, did anyone ask about Wells, and the apparent surplus of starters?

    Nick February 3, 2006, 10:43 am
  • yeah it came up, and he said that they were going to do everything possible to honor his requests to retire on the West Coast. Then he followed that by saying something that Schilling said earlier in the month and that is “it would turn my stomach to see Papelbon be only used for 70 innings this year because we could not come up with a deal that makes sense for David Wells and the Red Sox”
    But he said that if something was not reached, Wells has agreed to play out the life of his contract and report to spring training.
    No news there, but it was nice to hear it from his mouth and not the like of EEI – also the guy is really really funny.

    Brad February 3, 2006, 10:53 am
  • Hurt? Hardly. Amused? Most definitely.

    SF February 3, 2006, 11:41 am
  • That is one sweet ‘friggin car. I can’t even imagine how hot his wife is going to look in that thing – heading down the NJ turnpike at 140mph!

    Brad February 3, 2006, 11:46 am
  • …if you’re into the clubby, plastic look and all.

    Brad February 3, 2006, 11:47 am
  • But what about those appliances!?

    SF February 3, 2006, 12:36 pm
  • Hey, nice juicers. Housewarming gifts from Sheff? Nothing like some fresh-squeezed OJ plus a little nandrolone kicker to start a morning off right (Congressional testimony and testicular atrophy be damned)…
    A friend pointed out to me that a comment I made re Zim’s performance-enhancer use in a previous thread overlooked the whole flying-at-Petey incident where Zimmer’s mindless fury was pretty much the definition of ‘roid rage. Point taken.

    Spidey February 3, 2006, 1:33 pm
  • I love the “Good public transportation” right after the private dining room and fitness center connected by terrace and sundeck. That’s how I usually roll….get out of bed, get the fire started, usually ‘Rich the doorman’ leaves a few logs out, I hit the gym, grab some $30 eggs from the dining room, say goodbye to ‘Henry the other doorman’, and right onto the crosstown bus, to the garage, where I have the Hummer rearing to go.

    walein February 3, 2006, 1:37 pm
  • NEW YORK — Johnny Damon, appearing on David Lee Roth’s new radio show earlier this week, says he and his children shed tears at the prospect of leaving Boston.
    “My kids had a hard time dealing with it,” he said. “I kinda told them [I was leaving the Red Sox] and they cried, and I cried with them. And I said, ‘Hey, this team really just did not want me as much as I wanted them.’

    Someone should tell this lunkhead to stop talking to the press, he’s digging himself into PR holes that he can’t get out of. I am guessing Howard Rubenstein is going to be working overtime the next few years just to deal with the Damon factor.

    SF February 3, 2006, 5:35 pm
  • Just another example of the Bosten front office breaking the hearts of children.

    walein February 3, 2006, 5:37 pm
  • I can’t wait for the season to start, I’m so baseball starved right now. The fact that we’re talking about Johnny Damon’s ridiculous living arrangements and it’s one of the most interesting things I’ve read all day says a lot. And not that you’re all so fantastic as to make this a highly entertaining topic. (No offense or anything. I am just bored with this discussion as of now.) I’m sick of discussing what this team looks like on paper. I want to see them play. And I don’t even have the Pats to distract me. Thank goodness for the BC hoops team. I don’t know what I would do without them. Ugh. 15 days until Spring Training. I know you all probably fel the same way, but I’m dying here. Even with the return of American Idol, Survivor, and Dancing With the Stars, it’s awful to not have a good game to watch, in any sport. This is just really frustrating, obviously.

    Laura February 3, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • I think Curt Shilling is more likely to appear on Dancing with the Stars than anyone on the Yanks.

    walein February 3, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • And yet, interestingly enough, I think gary Sheffield much more likely to get voted off of Survivor in the first week.

    walein February 3, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Yeah, I can see Sheffield mindlessly threatening the entire cast but never coming through with any of his promises to kill them while they sleep.
    Schilling dancing would be pretty funny. We could call it the Republican Waltz.

    Brad February 4, 2006, 8:22 am
  • That building is not only spectacularly ugly. It is also built on the site of what was, until a few years ago, one of the most unique spots in New York City — The Cottages, a two-story complex of small apartments built around terraced gardens.
    My great-aunt, now deceased, was one of the last holdouts before the big, nasty real estate company finally pressured everyone to accept a (small) buyout, through very unpleasant tactics.
    One more reason for this Sox fan to dislike Juicer Giambi and Johnny Rotten.

    Hudson February 4, 2006, 2:02 pm
  • To blame high rise development on baseball players (especially players not even residing in New York at the time of the development) for a developmental atrocities of NY in the 90s is a little misguided.
    It’s like blaming Theo Epstein for the Big Dig.

    walein February 4, 2006, 2:18 pm
  • To blame high rise development on baseball players (especially players not even residing in New York at the time of the development) and the other developmental atrocities of NY in the 90s is a little misguided.
    It’s like blaming Theo Epstein for the Big Dig. Curt Shilling dancing would not be funny. What would be funny would be when Curt left his wife for his dancing partner and then tried to explain the contradiction to his parish.

    walein February 4, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • I could see Johnny Damon on Dancing With the Stars, actually, but I doubt his wife would let him. He’d be more likely to fall in love with his dancing partner than Schill, I think. Schill did those ads with his wife in which he dressed up in a really ugly full body swimsuit to promote protection from the sun. Nice message, ugly outfits. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. Plus JD has a history of cheating. Although most members of either team would love the publicity, I’m sure. And hey, it might be a nice opportunity for Slappy to show off his feminine side. Although MLB might like their rep to be a bit less hated. I sure wouldn’t vote for him. This is actually very fun to speculate about.

    Laura February 4, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • Laura,
    you mean A-Rod, right?
    Off the top of my head, I can’t think of JD ever cheating or being accused of it, and “slappy” is universally A-Rod’s nickname, no?

    Brad February 4, 2006, 4:04 pm
  • I meant A-Rod. It just popped into my head while I was writing. JD admitted in his book, or so I’ve heard, never having read it, to cheating on his first wife. That’s what I meant, not cheating at baseball or anything.

    Laura February 4, 2006, 4:42 pm
  • A baseball player cheating on his wife? The horror. Um, not for nothing, but having spent the greater part of my life on baseball teams and around baseball players – there has never been a bigger group of cheating, lying, self-centered men in all the world than baseball players.
    Every baseball player I’ve ever met has flings in cities and on college campuses all over the damn place.

    Brad February 5, 2006, 8:28 am

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