Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter finally sold his 88th-floor Manhattan penthouse, for $15.5 million. That's about a $2.5 million profit on what...
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter finally sold his 88th-floor Manhattan penthouse, for $15.5 million.
That’s about a $2.5 million profit on what he paid for it in 2001, or as sabermetricians prefer to call it, a Fins Above Replacement of $500,000.
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Deep Sixed Dept.
“After the Jets and Houston Texans played earlier this week — in the 666th edition of Monday Night Football — New York quarterback Mark Sanchez had a quarterback rating this season of 66.6,” wrote Ian Hamilton of the Regina (Sask.) Leader-Post. “Yep, Sanchez is having one hell of a season.”
Sanchez’s jersey number: 6.
A world-record 35 consecutive handsprings were uncorked by:
a) a 16-year-old girl, on a Texas football field;
b) Alex Rodriguez, upon remembering he has the Yankees on the hook for $114 million the next five years.
Fun while it lasted
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency claims Lance Armstrong’s team ran “the most sophisticated … doping program” in sports history.
“When news of this got out,” noted Jimmy Fallon, “Major League Baseball was like, ‘Well, we had a good run.’ “
Nurse, get me rewrite
Oops: Mike Bianchi of The Orlando Sentinel predicted LSU would beat Florida by 21 points — and the Gators won, 14-6.
“Doctors bury their mistakes,” Bianchi pointed out. “Sports columnists only print ours.”
Heard about the Michigan woman who watched NASCAR races for two years on TV beside the corpse of a dead friend?
“Or, put another way,” wrote Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, ” ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’ meets ‘Weekend at Bernie’s.’ “
• Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, via Twitter, on jumbo Tigers Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder: “Getting past Cabrera and Fielder like sneaking past Park Place and Boardwalk with hotels.”
• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, on last week’s North American Wife Carrying Championship in Newry, Me.: “Or as some people call it, wife in the fast lane.”
• Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain, to AP, on his spate of weird injuries: “I don’t know if I’d hang out with me very much. I might need a bubble.”
• CBS’s David Letterman, on the latest air-quality study: “They said New York’s air has more chemicals in it than Lance Armstrong.”
• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on the Arizona ski resort using sewage water to produce artificial snow: “You thought you hated doing a face plant on the slopes before?”
Rein delay in N.Y.
Coincidence? The same day Alex Rodriguez got pinch-hit for in Game 4 of the ALDS, a horse named A Rod was scratched from a race at Belmont.
Just don’t break a leg, Alex.
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