• Carlapalooza Tales

    Posted by on June 21st, 2007 · Comments (9)

    Michael Weinreb does some scratching and sniffing in Pavano World. It’s a good read – click here to see the entire report.

    (Thanks to all those who alerted me to the story.)

    Comments on Carlapalooza Tales

    1. June 21st, 2007 | 5:36 pm

      wow, great read. that is going in the blog.

    2. June 22nd, 2007 | 1:56 am

      Nice job making it into the article, Steve!

    3. rbj
      June 22nd, 2007 | 9:08 am

      Good story. Seems that Carl has learned from his parents & their dry cleaning business as he has certainly taken the Yankees to the cleaners.

    4. June 22nd, 2007 | 10:17 am

      Thanks Andrew.

      RBJ – yeah, the fact that Carl is worth $40+ million and that his parents still have to work cleaning other people’s clothes tells you something about the boy. If those are my parents, they would never have to work again. Really, you can’t throw your folks a million when you have forty to your name?

    5. Raf
      June 22nd, 2007 | 11:42 am

      Good story. Seems that Carl has learned from his parents & their dry cleaning business as he has certainly taken the Yankees to the cleaners.
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      LOL

      Steve, we don’t know how Pavano spends his $$. Maybe he offered the retirement option to them, and they declined. Maybe the business had been renovated courtesy of him. Maybe his parents didn’t want anything from him. Who knows?

    6. June 22nd, 2007 | 11:52 am

      ~~~Steve, we don’t know how Pavano spends his $$. ~~~

      Fast cars, from what I’ve heard.

    7. rbj
      June 22nd, 2007 | 1:14 pm

      I thought it was for band-aids.

    8. baileywalk
      June 22nd, 2007 | 1:42 pm

      yeah, the fact that Carl is worth $40+ million and that his parents still have to work cleaning other people’s clothes tells you something about the boy. If those are my parents, they would never have to work again. Really, you can’t throw your folks a million when you have forty to your name?
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      They’re not peasants working for food, Steve. Owning your own dry-cleaning business can be a fairly lucrative situation (it’s not like they’re washing them on rocks by hand).

      Most people like to work and don’t want to retire. The Pavanos probably run their business from afar anyway.

      These reporters crack me up, though. Pavano was “surly and miserable” for no apparent reason? Guess what, when Jeter is giving you that blank-eyed bland-speak, he’s miserable, too — but he’s too smart to reveal it. Players hate the media. Players like Pavano — who was trashed before he got here — hate them even more. Obviously Pavano was never able to not take things personally, and he hated the harsh-spotlight aspect of playing here. And the media hacks like Peter Abraham, Joel Sherman, et al., fed off of that.

      It wouldn’t shock me if Pavano showed up in the NL in two years and put up respectable numbers. It also wouldn’t surprise me if he just retired.

    9. Raf
      June 22nd, 2007 | 2:33 pm

      Owning your own dry-cleaning business can be a fairly lucrative situation
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      True, ask George Jefferson :)

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