Friday, April 16, 2010
Big Papi Getting Sued by Jay Z - How Long 'til He's Broke?
Woke up today to see that Jay Z is suing Big Papi. Big Papi is not really the soundest businessman in the world. Recall that a few years ago he somehow got wrapped up in having his mug pasted on phone cards that were allegedly ripping off his Dominican countrymen.
Now Jay Z is suing his ass for opening up a club in Dominican Republic that has the same name as Jay Z's swanky 40/40 clubs in New York and Vegas. Clearly Papi needs to choose his business ventures better. He also used to hit .300 and 40 homers but now swings wildly at pitches like a 5-year-old kid learning tee ball.
With his diminishing skills and knack for landing in shady deals, how long will it be before Papi will be broke as hell and become a sad, cautionary, rags-to-riches-to-rags tale a la Leon Spinks?
How long 'til we read something like this:
Stuffed into a tattered easy chair in a dust-strewn shanty in this rural Dominican Republic outpost, the once-iconic slugger and star of the 2004 and 2007 world champion Red Sox looks weathered beyond his years and blames the steroid scandal and "bad business dealings" for his current predicament. And so on and so forth . . .
Go Sox . . . (yawn) . . .