So, in addition to having a career year, winning the World Series and spending most of his free time with Minka Kelly, Derek Jeter is also breaking into acting. Clearly impressed by his performance in the now-famous conga line commercial with George Steinbrenner, Hollywood types have the Captain playing himself in an upcoming movie called “The Other Guys.” Jeter, who also plays an older version of himself, was shooting scenes for the movie in Coney Island on Thursday.
According to one plot description, Jeter is shot in the leg by two cops – played by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg – who wrongly fire on Jeter after seeing him with a bat. Since the film is directed by Adam McKay, who also did “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights,” one can only imagine that hilarity ensues. For the full cast (which includes the lovely Eva Mendes, Sam Jackson and – seriously – Paris Hilton), click here.
Also, since some of you e-mailed asking about my vacation – and because I know the love we all share for food on here – I thought I’d give a quick summary in terms of cuisine. Jess and I went to the Cape for a few days and enjoyed cupcakes from the Black Dog Bakery, lobster rolls from several places, pancakes for the table (of course!) at Betsy’s Diner and a fantastic swordfish dish at a new restaurant which I’d recommend to anyone called The Glass Onion in Falmouth. Nice ambiance, fresh fish, good flavors — so far as I could tell, it’s the best part of Red Sox Nation I’ve found.
We also snacked on fudge while going candle-pin bowling one night, which I quickly learned is a) nothing like Wii Bowling; and b) really frustrating. Still, a great time was had by all and I appreciated all of you who e-mailed. I would think things in the Hot Stove will stay quiet for the rest of the weekend, but I’ll check in a few times before Chad and I get back cranking on Monday.