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Dancing with Jose Valverde

Jan 21, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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Jose Valverde beat teammate Ramon Santiago in a local version of “Dancing with the Stars” up in Detroit.  His secret: he’s kinda fat:

Although Valverde won, Santiago refused to accept that the Tigers closer was the better dancer. Santiago said Valverde’s secret weapon — the prancing paunch on his 6-foot-4, 255-pound frame — was the key.

“Valverde, when he got on stage everybody went crazy,” Santiago said. “When he moved his belly, it was a typical Valverde dance, so it’s why he win.”

Below is exclusive video of Valverde’s portion of the competition:

In other news, Spring Training can’t get here a moment too soon, because one or two more of these kinds of posts and I’m just going to end up spending six hours a day watching old “What’s Happening!” episodes on You Tube all day. Not that that’s a bad thing.

  1. BC - Jan 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Hey, “What’s Happening” was a great show. Rerun was a god. (I will avoid Clapton invokation)

  2. Old Gator - Jan 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Wha’ Happened? was better. Thirty commercial-sundered minutes of Fred Willard beats thirty minutes of Jose Valverde’s bouncing peculum any day.

  3. Utley's Hair - Jan 21, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Dude had some moves. And John Astin? Wow. Gomez hasn’t looked that young in well, 30+ years, I guess.

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