Wednesday, April 27
Boston.com: Former major league outfielder Carl Everett, who played for the Red Sox in 2000-01, was in a Tampa jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after putting a handgun to his wife’s head, according to police records. Everett, 39, was arrested Monday night at his home in the Tampa suburb of Lutz. Everett played for 14 seasons. He began with the Marlins and also played for the Mets, Astros, Rangers, White Sox, Expos, and Mariners
As serious as the above report is, should it really surprise anyone? I mean, didn't we all know this was bound to happen sooner rather than later? Everett is/was Major League Baseball's version of Ron Artest, except even more insane.
I mean, the man head butts umpires, doesn't believe in dinosaurs, thinks that landing on the Moon was fake, "doesn't believe in being gay", the list goes on...
For those in need of his direct quote on dinosaurs:
"God created the sun, the stars, the heavens and the earth, and then made Adam and Eve. The Bible never says anything about dinosaurs. You can't say there were dinosaurs when you never saw them. Somebody actually saw Adam and Eve. No one ever saw a Tyrannosaurus rex."
I believe Everett and Manny played together on the Sox during the 2001 season....how did the world not end at that point?
ITM note: blogging about this was way easier than discussing the Sox loss last night, easy sell there.