NEW YORK - OCTOBER 18: Grim LeRogue is restrained by New York Police after running onto the field in Game Three of the ALCS between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 18, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. According reports October 20, 2010, LeRogue is obsessed with about New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's relationship with actress Cameron Diaz. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
I have got to start watching more of the American League Championship Series.
Yes, the Rangers lead the best-of-seven 3-1. Yes, they’ve pounded the Yankees by a combined score of 25-5 in the last three games. Yes, they’re one win away from the franchise’s first World Series appearance. Yeah, yeah, antlers, claws ... whatever.
But it’s the sideshow that draws my interest.
Some guy who goes by the name of Grim LaRogue, uh huh, charged onto the field during Monday’s game in an attempt to take out Alex Rodriguez, according to a NY Daily News story, because the Yankees’ third baseman has the hots for Cameron Diaz, proving that the Yankees' third baseman is not completely stupid.
Stadium security and NY’s finest subdued the man and found in his pocket a picture of A-Rod with his face X’d out, an image of a gun aimed at the player’s head, and the words “You gotta go, buddy,” written on the photo.
Somewhere, Cameron Diaz must have gotten all atingle.
“He was absolutely out of this f-----g mind,” said a source quoted in the story, and yeah, that’s pretty believable since the guy also told police, again according to the story, that he wanted to kill Bobby Brown because Osama bin Laden digs Whitney Houston. [blink, blink]
The mother of LaRogue, who changed his name from John Rogan as a marketing ploy to promote a book, said, “I think it’s publicity for his book. I’m sure he’s fine.”
Moms … they’ll believe anything.
Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He’s not a fan of A-Rod either but geez.