06.26.06

Young Mets Exploring Gender Roles

Posted in Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl?, Baseball at 11:40 am by

From the Newark Star-Ledger’s Don Burke.

Poured into a tight-fitting black leather skirt, a shear half-blouse that exposed his bare midriff, and wearing a wig that one of his teammates said made him look like tennis star Serena Williams, Lastings Milledge struck a pouty pose.

”I’m hot,” said the smiling Mets rookie, vamping for television cameras and his teammates that snapped away using camera phones. “You know I’m hot. I’m a 9 or a 10.”

When yesterday’s game ended after Billy Wagner worked out of a mess of his own making in the ninth and the players returned to their clubhouse, Milledge and Cuban-born pitcher Alay Soler found their clothes gone and some garish women’s wear in their place.

The roundish Soler looked rather fetching in a hot-pink plaid skirt and a top that exposed his ample stomach. Soler, who is scheduled to start tomorrow night against the Red Sox, was also given a black wig complete with long braids.

“Don’t get mad because I’m hotter than you,” a laughing Milledge yelled at a woman from a local television station.

Tomorrow, Mike McGann decries the modern definition of “5 tool player.”

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