The memories tend to get a little fuzzy, but it's true that Glenn Davis, the former Orioles first baseman and magnet for bad luck, broke his jaw outside a Virginia Beach bar when a bouncer with a nasty reputation decided to add to it. Davis was on an injury rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester. And it's true that in his first game back with the team, he was hit in the head by a line drive while sitting on the bench.
Before having the injury confirmed, reporters joked in the press box that the ball probably hit Davis. They weren't serious. But minutes later, they saw his wife bolt from her seat behind home plate with tears streaming down her face. Yes, it was Davis. I'm sure somebody won money in a pool.
The last time we checked, Davis was a city councilman in Georgia. I know there's a joke in there somewhere. Please help me find it. Maybe he tore his labrum while passing a bill. Then again, I'm not even sure that's what city councilmen do, but it made me laugh.
Now, onto the NFL, where the New York Jets have, or will, interview Jim Haslett, Mike Tice and Joe Vitt for their vacant head coaching job. All three men were coaches this season. All three were let go. The Jets must have concerns about the environment, because they're obviously into recycling.
Meanwhile, does anyone know what happened to Art Shell, who took the Raiders to the playoffs, was fired, and never landed another head coaching job? The poor guy can't get arrested - unless he enrolls at Virginia Tech - but Tice remains a hot commodity.
I'd be a lot harder on Tice, but he was nice enough to sell me his Super Bowl tickets.
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