Since we’re all about the left field position here at the LoHud Yankees Blog, it seemed important to bring you this news update: Darryl Strawberry, who once played left field for the Yankees, will be competing on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” show this season. Straw will be up against the likes of Sharon Osbourne, Sinbad – who apparently would rather NOT be playing for charity – and disgraced politician Rod Blagojevich.
Trump, who once talked very loudly on a cell phone while standing next to me in an elevator at Yankee Stadium, is already on record saying that he believes Blagojevich will be a “breakout star” on the show. Straw, it would appear, is considered a darkhorse pick.
(By the way: the most interesting part of writing this blog entry was the few minutes I spent on George Steinbrenner’s IMDB page. Check it out – in addition to appearing on previous versions of “Apprentice,” Steinbrenner has also been on Arli$$ and, way back in the day, the epic Farrah Fawcett comedy “Good Sports.”
My favorite listing, though, is the one for the 2008 MLB All-Star Game where he played – of course – “himself.”)