Jeff Kent-Walt Weiss Memorial Baseball Darwin Awards, V
by Mike Carminati
Aaron Boone and the Yankees signed a one-year deal for 2004 worth $5.75 M. The deal "contained language saying it would become nonguaranteed if he played basketball."
So guess what Boone was doing while he injured himself possibly tearing his ACL and throwing his season in doubt? Couldn't be basketball. Could it?
The man could play squash, arena football, or parcheesi, but he has to play the one game that his contract stipulates he can't. This may force the Yankees to play Enrique Wilson or Miguel Cairo at third or, worse yet, actually give the job to erstwhile footballer Drew Henson.
Aside from one very big home run, acquiring the free-swinging Boone has been anything but a boon for the Yanks. Oh, and apparently he is a moron on top of it. Like father, like son, I always say.