With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training this week, I thought it was worth rehashing a story that went curiously unnoted on TBB.
Back on November 29th of last year (ALMOST 3 MONTHS AGO!) deadspin broke the most TBB wheelhouse-y story imaginable: nearly nude pictures of Grady Sizemore surface on the internet!
Someone's got a big closet!
I've posted what I assume is SFW, but there are some others that are, maybe not quite...
Jenni, reached for comment last weekend, said, "gross". While I make no judgments about the pictures, I was pretty surprised considering Jenni's previous comments about Sizemore. See here, here, and here. And here for 3rd party confirmation. From Jenni's inaugural post:
I'm from the Midwest, so from the cradle I've been conditioned to like athletically built young men with honest faces. Grady Sizemore is the embodiment of my socially constructed desire.Is it possible that these lewd photos have somehow shattered the illusion that any MLB player has an honest face? Or just Grady? I can't imagine they would have impacted the "athletically built" part...
But don't fear Jenni, Grady has finally broken his suspicious silence in an attempt to put this embarrassing (self-promotional?) episode behind him. As reported by Yahoo:
"This is a private matter," he said. "I never intended for any of this to get out. I hate to have to put everybody through this, but in the end it just wasn't meant to come out. It was meant for me and my girlfriend and it just happened to work out the way it did.
"You always have to be careful, but this was something that was stolen out of an e-mail account. It wasn't like we intended for these pictures to go anywhere. We weren't flying them anywhere. We weren't showing them to friends. This was stolen out of an e-mail account.
Come on, Grady! Embrace the limelight! Who knows, after baseball you may have a career as a Senator or something. Also, "flying them somewhere"? I'm starting to have some doubts that Grady is entirely up on how the interweb works. Baseball!