Jeff Pearlman catches up with Scott Brosius at ESPN Page 2.
Here’s a snip:
Though Brosius certainly enjoyed his 11-year major league career, he was always — in the best possible sense — a man who shunned the spotlight; he politely ducked excessive praise and was quick to point out the merits of teammates. In a city that had five different newspapers covering the Yankees, Brosius read about his team exactly zero times. “That’s probably how I survived,” he says, laughing. “When I arrived [in a trade for Kenny Rogers], I made a commitment to myself that I would never check out the Yankees’ coverage in the newspapers — and I didn’t. In four years there, I never read a Yankee article. That was liberating. I held no grudges against writers, and I never obsessed over how I was perceived. I wanted to be anonymous.”
Yeah, but, what about that day when Brosius got caught in those illegal poker games? Or, what about the day where he called a press conference to say that he no longer had sleep-overs at Jeter’s house? Or, what about when Scott got caught with the she-male stripper in Toronto? Or, what about the whole Madonna thing?
Oh…wait a minute…that’s another Yankees third-baseman that I must be thinking of…