Ye Olde Corner Bookstore Outfielder

Early this week a satirical blog post about Carl Crawford opening an antiquarian bookshop in Boston went viral across the twitters, leading us to believe that people are quick to overestimate the amount of time professional athletes have outside their day job to indulge their hobbies (or maybe just kind of stupid). So we want to pose a challenge to our readership: what fictional second job/hobby might a Sox or Yankee player have, could they monetize this hobby, and could we tweet about their intentions do turn "pro" with such a hobby and end somewhere like the LA Times culture section because of a preposterous hypothesis about said hobby. What say you, dear YFs and SFs?

First stab: Jonathan Papelbon, Dungeons and Dragons addict, founder and proprietor of an on-line purveyor of wacky dice.

10 comments… add one

  • Julian Tavarez: sex toy shop.

    Atheose - SF December 17, 2010, 10:31 am
  • Mariano Rivera: assassin; all-around purveyor of cool.
    AJ Burnett: Gun-store owner. Eventual self-inflicted wound victim.
    Nick Swisher: Children’s party clown.

    IronHorse (YF) December 17, 2010, 10:40 am
  • Brian Cashman: Opening a sauna, located under a microscope dealer.

    SF December 17, 2010, 10:44 am
  • Dustin Pedroia:
    Walt Disney World
    -Ratatouille suit in the Magic Kingdon
    ARod:
    Porn Magnate
    -releases his extensive home movie collection
    Derek Jeter:
    Life Coach
    -teaches athletes how to keep the media at bay while tearing through piles of women

    krueg December 17, 2010, 11:06 am
  • Josh Beckett, world’s foremost expert on the indigenous tribes of Papua New Guinea.

    Paul SF December 17, 2010, 11:07 am
  • David Ortiz: Soda fountain, specializing in milk shakes.

    SF December 17, 2010, 11:09 am
  • Hideki Matsui: porn collector.
    That one is actually serious though.

    Atheose - SF December 17, 2010, 11:14 am
  • Josh Beckett: Game ranch owner. Oh, wait..he already operates one of the best ranches in Texas (and the United States), which he probably makes just as much money doing as pitching.
    JD Drew: one of those guards outside Buckingham Palace.
    CC Sebathia: Quality Control operator at Hostess.

    Brad December 17, 2010, 11:21 am
  • Apparently, the Yankees have inked Everyday Pedro for 9M (not sure of years).
    If it’s for two, this is a good deal for the best LOOGY in the game right now when said pitcher is definitely going to be needed for 19 games next year.

    Brad December 17, 2010, 11:54 am
  • Jeter: one of those performance art guys that puts on a costume and stands still for three hours in a busy area making people wonder if he is a statue while they throw money at him. Wait, what? Outside his day job? Oh. Budding starlet QC Inspector, and he is damn good at it.

    attackgerbil December 17, 2010, 12:29 pm

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