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Perhaps Not Surprisingly, Joe Biden’s Jimmy Rollins Bobblehead Story Was Complete Bullshit

Kyle Scott - June 21, 2012

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Photo: AP

Just when you thought you could believe a politician…

Not more than a few minutes after posting our last, um, post – Jimmy Rollins Speaks at White House, Joe Biden Talks About Wife’s Bobblebead (in which the Vice President quipped that the last thing he sees before he falls asleep is Jill's J-Roll™ bobblehead) – one dedicated reader alerted us to an article written a year and a half ago.

It seems Biden has used that line before.

Yahoo! Sports, January, 2011:

[Danny] Briere won’t stump for an All-Star bid, but he has one fan who might have the political clout to make it happen.

“You’re the guy!,” Vice President Joe Biden told Briere when they met in the locker room.

Biden’s wife, Jill, is a diehard Flyers fan and keeps a Briere bobblehead doll on her nightstand. The last face Jill Biden sees at night belongs to a pint-sized, bobbling Briere.

Briere laughed as he said Joe Biden gave him good-natured ribbing for stealing his wife’s attention each day.

 

And then there was this one from the Wilmington News Journal, just five days later, on January 13, 2011. In Afghanistan:

Biden held court for about 15 minutes with the Delaware troops, "regaling them with stories about his wife's obsession with the Philadelphia Flyers, including her favorite player, Danny Briere," Lee wrote in the pool report. "He said she owns a Briere bobblehead, resting his hands on the troops' shoulders and patting their backs for emphasis as he told various stories."

 

And here’s what Biden said today, after Rollins introduced the Veep at the launch of a PSA against dating violence:

“I was telling David, he’s a hell of a ballplayer, but I’m getting tired of Jimmy Rollins. My wife is an absolute fanatical Phillies fan, and every night, when I go to bed – true story – if Jill’s awake, I lean over and kiss her good night, and as I turn my head, I look right into a bobblehead of Jimmy Rollins - laughter – sitting on the end table. That’s more than a man should have to take." – more laughter

 

Either the Second Lady has the most curious, sports blogger desk-esque nightstand in history… or, Biden is full of it. We’ll go with the latter.

13:00 mark of video after the jump

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Jimmy Rollins Helps Launch PSA at White House, Joe Biden Talks About J-Roll’s™ Bobblehead

Kyle Scott - June 21, 2012

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Along with Rays pitcher David Price and Mr. Veep, Jimmy Rollins was at the White House this morning to help launch a PSA against dating violence. 

Fast forward to the 10:51 mark of the second video (after the jump) to listen to Jimmy’s introduction of Joe Biden, who started off his speech by talking about how much his wife loves the Phillies and her Jimmy Rollins bobblehead… which sleeps on the Veep’s nightstand. 

Here's the PSA:

J-Roll introducing Biden after the jump.

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J-Roll™ to Film PSA with Joe Biden

Kyle Scott - June 20, 2012

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Thursday morning, Jimmy Rollins and Joe Biden will film a public service announcement against dating violence, per a report on Philly.com.

Rollins and Biden will be joined by White House advisors in filming the PSA which will air later this summer to promote the message that dating violence is unacceptable. Which it is. Unless you're Maria Menounos. And like to be choked during sex. In which case it's encouraged.

That’s it, really. Not much more to it.

Jimmy Rollins Placed on Paternity Leave

Kyle Scott - May 22, 2012

Last year, MLB introduced its new policy which allows players to take up to three days off following the birth of a child.

Rollins makes roughly $67,000 per game.

Did Jimmy Rollins Mind F&#$ Josh Thole Last Night?

Kyle Scott - April 14, 2012

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Sadly, the lone Phillies highlight (other than Cliff Lee stroking two base hits) from last night’s loss to the Mets was the Phils pulling off an odd 3-1-6-4 double play in the second inning.

For Whom The Bell Josh Tholes advanced to second on R.A. Dickey’s sacrifice bunt. Jim Thome appropriately tug out Dickey and threw the ball to Lee. 

Routine as it gets, right? 

Wrong.

Inexplicably, after arriving – uneventfully – at second base, Thole turned and walked back to first, where he was thrown out. 

What?

It seemed like a typical Mets brain fart, but upon closer inspection Thole appears to have been duped by Jimmy Rollins, who cooly told the unfortunate Met to hold up, similar to the way a gentlemanly shortstop might do on a foul ball.

After the game, Thole offered an explanation, saying that he knew the ball was fair but had no idea why he returned to first: [NJ.com

“I don’t know,” he said. “I was coming in to second. And Jimmy put his hands up, like ‘Come in easy. You can come in easy.’ I knew the ball was fair. I even looked down. You can go watch the video. I checked in. The ball was on the floor. I just took off running back to first. I’ve got no other explanation.”

“I realized when I was jogging back to first,” Thole said. “After I looked at the umpire, and got a weird stare from him, and then I looked back and the ball was on his way to first. I didn’t know what else to do. I just kept running.”

“I saw the ball on the ground in fair territory,” he said. “The video is incredible. I don’t know what I was thinking.” 

 

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2012 Mets: so bad they can’t even explain it

Video after the jump.

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This is Jimmy Rollins’ 1996 Prom Photo

Kyle Scott - March 29, 2012

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via Jimmy Rollins on WhoSay

Well, shiiiiit. One of the best parts about athletes being on Twitter is when they pass along personal pictures, especially ones from yesteryear. Jimmy Rollins did so this offseason, when he tweeted a picture of his younger self wearing a Giants jersey. And when he tweeted this picture from his and Pat Burrell's rookie dress up day. Now he continues the trend with this picture… from his 1996 prom.

The photo is straight up hood, from Greg Oden in the upper left to David Aldridge on the right to the pimp butler kneeling in front. And it’s nice to see that J-Roll™ has always possessed the scowl, which we’ve come to know so well.

Jimmy Rollins Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Shane Victorino, Quite Literally

Kyle Scott - February 21, 2012

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This looks like Jobu’s locker.

Jimmy Rollins is, presumably, quite happy to still be a Phillie. Today, he welcomed TV star Shane Victorino to Brighthouse Field. We’ll assume there is a reason why it’s spelled “Shaun.” As reader (@sssflyers) points out, Shaun was Shane's character's name in Hawaii Five-O.

Jimmy wasn’t done, either: 

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It's good to have the boys back in town. Well, Clearwater.

Photos via Jimmy Rollins on WhoSay

This is a Picture of Jimmy Rollins and Pat Burrell Dressed in Women’s Clothes

Kyle Scott - February 1, 2012

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 via Jimmy Rollins on WhoSay

This is why it sucks that the Internet wasn’t a larger force during most of Pat Burrell’s career. This is the exact reason. Well, this and presumably the cell phone pics of Pat bending a cocktail waitress over a back bar that would have come out. 

Anyway, total victory here.

Last night, Jimmy Rollins tweeted this image from his and Burrell’s rookie dress up day (2010 and 2011 versions can be seen here and here, respectively). Is that a Desi Relaford sighting? I think it is. 

Burrell, not surprisingly, is rocking the cutoff shirt, a style that he sometimes wore under his uniform. It’s complemented by a grey skirt (with butterfly), a pearl-colored watch, and an I’m going to get so fucking freaky tonight stare. 

Jimmy, it seems, developed his swag pose at a young age.

No idea who the other three guys are, nor do I feel like looking it up, but I’m sure some of you can help in the comments.