STRANDED AT SECOND BASE
“Culling the thoughts that occur when you’re standing around waiting for something to happen”
Image is everything, right?
Andre Agassi overtly exercised us with that mantra while subliminally tantalizing us with an enviable mullet-toupee.
Ask Michael Vick or Tiger Woods the importance of image in this golden era of sports, where the line between gold medal and Golden Globe Award is as blurred as ever.
Or visit the freshly-launched www.lebronjames.com — the most recent phase of LeBron James’ re-branding effort. The one necessary after a destructive summer for his once wholesome image.
Up until now, we didn’t have a credible resource to find pictures of James (2008 Gold Medal) canoodling with Charlize Theron (2004 Golden Globe for “Monster”).
Or get a chance to meet and get recipes from Brandon Taylor, LeBron’s personal chef.
P.S. LeBron loves lasagna.
LeBronJames.com, however, is not all vanity and a difficult horizontal scroll bar.
There’s plenty of shouting out to his admirable charity work with underprivileged kids.
The site is simple, yet hip — and definitely self-centered. It’s the typical professional athlete website.
What does an athlete truly need a website for? A “.com” never won anyone an NBA title. A Twitter account can’t wear a championship ring.
Rings. That’s what LeBron’s maligned move to Miami was all about, right? That’s his new supposed mantra.
Or as LeBron so eloquently Tweeted recently and re-posted on his website’s fashion page (that’s correct, his website has a fashion section):
“U are what u wear”
ATHLETES AND THEIR UNIQUE WEBSITES:
Premise: I want back in baseball…please buy something.
Premise: I will enlighten you…please buy my book
Premise: Domain expired in September and is available. Quite possibly the product of someone who couldn’t pay their bills.
Perhaps the public has spoken.
Kinsler Takes Road to Dorado
October is traditionally a month reserved for football at Tucson Canyon Del Oro High School, home of the defending Class 4A-1 state champs.
If you ask the esteemed alumni of the Dorado’s baseball program, however, they might say otherwise.
When Ian Kinsler took the field on Wednesday night for Game One of the 2010 World Series, the Texas Ranger second baseman became the fourth CDO grad in six years to potentially earn a Fall Classic ring.