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GIF Thome to Papelbon: “I Want That Check!” and Larry Andersen Pretty Much Calls The Shot

Kyle Scott - June 24, 2012

As we told you last night, Jonathan Papelbon offered $5,000 to anyone who could bail him out of his first blown save of the season by walking it off in the bottom of the ninth. Enter Jim Thome, who hit his 13th career walk-off home run, the most ever in the Major Leagues (previously, he was tied with Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Stan Musial, Frank Robinson, and Mickey Mantle, with 12).*

Two items of note: Larry Andersen all but called Thome’s shot just moments before he hit it, saying, “It'd be a nice time for Gentleman Jim to go yard.” 

He did just that. And, as noticed by several Phillies writers, when Thome was greeted by his teammates at home plate, he turned to Papelbon and said, “I want that check!”


It’s still unclear if Thome received the check or not (we’ll likely hear more about it today), but it was clearly on his mind as he touched home plate.

Listen to LA’s soothsaying after the jump.

*Thanks to our friends from Hardball Talk for that stat.

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Lenny Dykstra Probably Shouldn’t Have Said This

Kyle Scott - January 18, 2011


It just keeps getting better, folks. 

Remember we told you about the porn star escort that Dude had drinks with and then stiffed on a bounced $1,000 check?

Radar Online caught up with him and he had a few choice words for her:

F**k that whore. She forged a check from a bank acount that has been closed for years. This is some f**king black whore trying to make money off of me.


I can hear the PR people facepalming themselves.

As accurate as that statement may be, that takes some f**king large-sized white, ex-baseball player, failed investor cajones to make that statement. Ya dig?

The escort, Monica Wilson, commented on the story at Hardball Talk- you can read her comments there– basically defending her claim and entering into a public pissing match with Dykstra.

Oh Lenny. Pay the wh lady.