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August 12, 2009
BASEBALL: Gunk

UPDATE: Consensus in the comments seems to be that my recollection is wrong and Jason is no relation to Ross Grimsley.

Jason Grimsley is apparently talking to the feds about Roger Clemens and steroids. Grimsley is something of a Zelig of baseball cheating: his father Ross was a notorious spitballer, and Grimsley has previously confessed to stealing a corked bat that had been confiscated by the umpires from then-teammate Albert Belle.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:47 AM | Baseball 2009 | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Is Jason Grimsley really the son of the "White Oscar Gamble?"
A quick check of Baseball Reference, wikipedia and google reveals no relation between the two.

Posted by: Mark D at August 12, 2009 12:32 PM

I've been fairly certain for some years that he is. I'm happy to be corrected if someone knows otherwise.

Posted by: Crank at August 12, 2009 3:08 PM

Wikipedia mentions Ross Grimsley being the son of the elder Ross Grimsley, who was also a major leaguer. But it doesn't mention Jason. Ross Jr was 17 when Jason was born, so he's somewhat unlikely to be his father.

Posted by: Jerry at August 12, 2009 4:53 PM

Well, if Jason is Ross' son, then he should be outraged at not inheriting his father's afro.

Posted by: Mark D at August 12, 2009 7:34 PM

Where is the single-payer public option?

Where are the jobs?

Where's the Birth Certificate?

What the HECK is going on around here?

Posted by: Xavier Cugat at August 29, 2009 12:23 AM
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