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February 25, 2009

Guthrie's delivery

Jeremy Guthrie got a large package delivered to him in the clubhouse today and was very proud of the contents. It contained a pair of fancy blazers -- one of them in black velvet -- by Robert Graham.

The designer name didn't mean anything to me, but Jeremy was pretty impressed with himself and his choice of jackets. I went on the Internet and found out that a good velvet sport coat can run you anywhere from $350 to $800, which explains why I've never owned a good velvet blazer. Frankly, I thought only Prince wore velvet blazers, but maybe I'm just out of touch.

I should point out that the blazers were a gift and I have no idea how much they actually cost. Jeremy strikes me as more of a shorts and flip-flops kind of guy, but maybe he's hoping to win an ESPY this year and he wants to look sharp for the awards show.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 4:42 PM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Just baseball


Pete , here's an idea . Take down that velvet picture of Elvis you have hanging in your livingroom and have it made into a blazer.

Pete's reply: Actually, I won't have a velvet picture that doesn't feature dogs playing poker.

I got a nice black velvet blazer for 40 bucks at Target last year. Until I reach arbitration eligibility, there will be no 500 dollar blazers entering my home.

No true Oregonian wears a velvet blazer, especially where he is from! He would be run out of Roseburg at the first site of that jacket!

LDS'ers are hipsters & flashy dressers :)

I think Jeremy is just trying to keep up with Gary Thorne in the fashion department.

Pete, how is Chris Gomez doing? I've heard his range is not what it once was, but it doesn't seem like there is any other viable candidate for the back up SS job in the O's camp.

Pete's reply: I'm sure his range isn't what it used to be, but he's a solid veteran and probably will be fine for the number of games he'll be needed at short.

Jeremy had better keep pitching well and making money, because he surely is not going to get any dates otherwise.

Gomez?????????????, Having him make the 25 man roster makes for since for the club. Freel has been taking balls at short and to me is a lot better option at short the Gomez.

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