Whoever called the San Diego Padres’ lineup punchless, well …
“Shortstop Khalil Greene fractured his left hand on Wednesday night when he slammed a storage chest at Petco Park in frustration over his season-long slump,” The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Tom Krasovic wrote Thursday.
After fouling a ball off his shin and ultimately striking out during the Padres’ 7-3 loss to Arizona, Greene stormed to the clubhouse tunnel and gave the storage chest the Rope-a-Dope.
The typically mild-mannered shortstop might have reason for his frustration: He’s batting .213 with 10 home runs.
“I don’t know how to put into words the frustration level, how difficult this year has been,” Greene said. “For me to do that, it’s certainly not commonplace.”
Man, those storage chests come at you and they just don’t stop.
• LESS IS MORE? — “White Chocolate” might be taking his game to Israel — at a discount.
The Miami Herald reported that Heat point guard Jason Williams is in talks with Tel Aviv of the Israeli League to jump the pond for roughly $1.5 million next season.
This, after making $8.9 million with Miami in 2007-08.
Tel Aviv fans were unable for comment beyond, “Oy.”
• TITAN-IC LOSER? — LenDale White does not mince words.
“No disrespect to Mike Williams, I love Mike Williams, but he is going to have to show people he is really serious about playing football,” the Tennessee Titans running back told the Nashville Tennessean about the underachieving wide receiver, who was cut by the Titans on Thursday. They became the third NFL team to give up on Williams.
“Unfortunately, they might be talking about him like Ryan Leaf as one of the worst draft decisions.”
Williams, the 10th overall pick by Detroit in 2005, played college ball with White at Southern California for one season. Since then, Williams’ career has spiraled.
• HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? — Pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has starred alongside some truly memorable actors in his distinguished movie career.
There was Mr. T and Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky 3,” when the Hulkster just nailed down Thunderlips. IMDb rating: 8.0.
Then there was Christopher Lloyd and Larry Miller in “Suburban Commando.” IMDb rating: 3.6.
Oh, and who can forget the Hulkster’s memorable turn alongside Sherman Helmsley in “Mr. Nanny?” IMDb rating: 2.9.
Well, now add Kimbo Slice to the mix. Hogan and Slice will team for “Kung Fu U,” a movie about a group of nerdy kids who are sent by parents to “learn the finer arts of self-defense.”
“We’re very happy to have Kimbo Slice co-starring in ‘Kung Fu U,'” Stereo Vision chairman Doug Schwartz said. “He has an enormous media presence, and he’ll fit right in with our star, Hulk Hogan, and the other cast members in our made-for-kids 3-D movie. We hope to have ‘Kung Fu U’ in 3D in theaters by the fall of ’09.”
IMDb rating: Is it possible to go lower than 0.0?
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