Last night, at the request of a regular reader (there aren’t that many so I take their suggestions seriously), I was working on a serious post analyzing the remaining picks available if when we lose other free agents.
Then, at 10:06 p.m., I received a text from a good friend who works in baseball (but not for the Rays). It read:
“Tweet from Crawford: “for those asking, yes I am opening up a bookstore” … what!?!?
I went to Twitter, and found it. (Seriously, how great is Twitter? We all need more uncensored access to CC’s brain.) That, of course, derailed any hope that I would finish the serious post and set off a 30-minute text conversation about the most unlikely athlete-owned businesses.
(By the way, the unasked question remains: Who thinks to contact Carl Crawford to ask if he is opening a bookstore? That has to be the most bizarre question ever asked. Wait, just googled it, looks like a satirical blog post somewhere set off this whole discussion. An antiquarian bookstore no less. Either way, this game is still fun.)
The list we came up with last night:
- Josh Beckett’s health food store;
- ARod’s mirror hanging service;
- Jason Giambi’s ballet studio;
- Dewon Brazelton travel planner;
- Braylon Edwards/Patrick Kane taxi and limo service;
- Rick Pitino’s bed and breakfast;
- The Tom Brady and Randy Moss Barbershop;
- The Ochocinco/TO Cincinnati Academy for Mimes;
- Retirement planning by Brett Favre and Urban Meyer;
- Bobby Seay, Personal Trainer.
There are more. Many more. Add them in the comments.