Pomeranz, Rockies newest bad boy?..
OK, not much is really known in detail still as to why Rockies pitcher Drew Pomeranz was arrested early this morning in Oxford, MS for disturbing the peace. But the Rockies did release the following statement.
“The Rockies organization is aware of the unfortunate incident involving Drew Pomeranz that took place in Oxford, Mississippi. We have been in contact with Drew and his representatives and we will continue to gather more information. Both Drew and our organization understand the serious nature of the situation.”
I cant say that this really bothers me at all. Actually I kind of like the idea that the Rockies organization as far as the players are not perfect. And I mean not just at the plate or on the hill either. Everyone cant be a choir boy. One fan on denverpost.com blog, On the Rox, went as far as to label it the “Curse of Ubaldo”. I have to say I like that.
But let’s see it for what it is. Whatever happened, it was away from the team, during the offseason, he didnt kill anyone, sleep with 15 different women, etc. As far as I’m concerned this is a, “Move along folks, there’s nothing to see here” issue. Besides what Lackey, Beckett and Lester did in the clubhouse numerous times this season with the Red Sox is far worse than this and they weren’t breaking any laws.
It’s not like the Rockies have a conveyor belt of bad boys coming through the organization, at least not since Denny Neagle’s arrest for soliciting a woman for oral sex in 2004.