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Evan Longoria was robbed. Again.

Mar 28, 2011, 8:22 AM EDT

Evan Longoria Rays

It’s been a rough spring for Evan Longoria. First his 1967 Camaro was boosted and now the house he rents for spring training has been broken into.  And it’s not just his: he shares it with David Price and Reid Brignac and the joint was cleaned out:

Among the items taken were a 60-inch flat screen TV, three iPads, two Xbox game systems, headphones, Price’s laptop and several of Price’s high-priced watches that were packed in a bag of clothes. “They probably didn’t even know what was in it,” he said. Price estimated his loss in excess of $50,000, though he said his most expensive watch was insured.
“David got the worst part of it,” Brignac said. “I feel bad for him.”

Everyone says that spring training lasts too long. I don’t think anyone would agree with that more than Longoria, Price and Brignac.

(thanks to Chris B. for the heads up)

  1. atworkident - Mar 28, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    I bet it was the same Orioles fan that got kicked out of Ed Smith Stadium for harassing the Rays.

    Either that or Buck Showalter making another bold statement against the other teams in the AL East.

  2. Steve A - Mar 28, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    It’s clearly apparent now that the search for Evan Longoria’s cap has gone on for too long. It’s time to call it off.

  3. AK47 - Mar 28, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Rays Fans: I know you want a new stadium, but this is going too far.

  4. BC - Mar 28, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Dude needs to buy a pit bull and pack some heat.

  5. yankeesgameday - Mar 28, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Isn’t this more of a bulglary than a robbery since it doesn’t sound like any of the players were home, nor threatened with physical harm during the act of stealing their belongings?

  6. cktai - Mar 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    From the header I thought Longoria signed a contract extension.

  7. purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Bwahahahahahaha! Sucks for filthy rich guy, doesn’t it? Losing all of those expensive watches and all. Last I checked you only need one though to be able to tell the time you know!

  8. Panda Claus - Mar 28, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Next thing you know ARod is going to be stealing this Evan’s gold glove this year. He learned that trick from Derek.

    As if Rays players need any more incentive to leave Tampa when their contracts come up.

    • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 12:07 PM

      Very well put! Jeter stole a gold glove last season from Alexei Ramirez, because The Cuban Missle doesn’t speak English, isn’t a self-promoter and generally flys under the media’s radar, but he’s got WAY more range and a MUCH better cannon for an arm than Jeter even had in his prime (and that was 7-8 years ago now).

      • banksatdixie - Mar 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM

        Did Jeter boink your wife? Haters gonna hate I guess.

      • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 12:38 PM

        I shouldn’t even reply to such a sophomoric reply, but I will. Alexei Ramirez right now it the top all around SS in the American League. It’s not even close. Ramirez won the Silver Slugger Award last season and gets to balls that Jeter never would have been able to reach, even in his 20’s. And Ramirez has a very accurate cannon of a throwing arm too.

        Of course, Yankee Homers see very little of his play because the two teams only meet twice a year, and one of those times is typically very early in the season before baseball really gets on everyone’s radar too.

        Hate to hurt your feelings Yankee fan, but there’s a reason that Cashman floated out those trial balloons this spring about moving Jeter to CF. That’s not to say that he hasn’t been a great player and a sure fire HOF’er at all though; it’s just to say (and you can look this one up), that only one team since the ’50’s has gone on to win a World Series starting a SS 35 or older.

      • scatterbrian - Mar 28, 2011 at 12:59 PM

        Settle down man. Ramirez may be the “top all around SS in the American League” but it’s not like there’s a lot of competition. SS is a pretty weak position in the AL right now. And really, you’re arguing about Gold Gloves? No one takes those things seriously, starting with the people who vote for them. You shouldn’t either.

      • banksatdixie - Mar 28, 2011 at 3:37 PM

        Well, good thing I’m not a Yankee homer then. Just a non-partisan baseball fan. However, if I were to gauge the World Series chances of the Yankees and White Sox, its safe to say that the White Sox chances are much worse than the Yankees.

        Of course you are quick to bring up that little nugget of information regarding 35 year old shortstops, but there is one thing that you’re overlooking: they’re the Yankees, and they will exercise all their resources to ensure that their best possible team is on the field in October. The same cannot be said for the White Sox.

      • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 3:47 PM

        banks… stop living the in the past. If the Yankees were going to “exercise all their resources” to get to the World Series, they wouldn’t have three washed up scrubs (Garcia, Colon and Millwood), in their starting rotation, and by now they would have found upgrades for two of their awful lefties in their bullpen (Marte and Logan).

        This isn’t the George Steinbrenner Yankees any more, fella. It’s now the Hank and Hal show… the two who were widely reported to be openly jealous and miffed at the size of the mansion Jeter is building in Tampa. As Hank lamented: “He has more money than I do”; doesn’t sound like the words of an owner who’s planning anytime soon on using even more of his “resources” than he already has.

        And why are bothering to even comment on the White Sox? They’re no rival of the Yankees; any rivalry that was their got killed when old Bud The Dud implemented divisional based scheduling in order to substantially trim MLB’s travel budgets. If you’re concerned about the Yankees, you should be focused on the Sawx, not the Sox!

        As for the White Sox? As Jake Peavy goes, so goes their year this year. It’s very tough to run the table in the playoffs without a legit top of the rotation guy like Peavy (when he’s healthy of course).

        Pitching and defense wins championships. I’ll take a healthy Peavy, Buerhle and Danks any day in a short series over Sabathia, Burnett and Hughes. On defense I’ll also take the kid Morel and Ramirez any day over the now aging A-Roid and Jeter too.

      • banksatdixie - Mar 28, 2011 at 4:20 PM

        Looks like you and Kenny Williams have a similar philosophy. Hinging your success on a DH that strikes out 200 times a year, and a crippled reclamation project named Peavy isn’t exactly a recipe for success.

        On a side note, I wake up everyday and thank the baseball Gods that you’re neither the GM of my team, or the commissioner of Major League Baseball.

      • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 4:29 PM

        banksy…if you wake up worrying about anybody you don’t know and have never met, you have serious issues and should seek psychiatric help.

        This I’m sure will come as a shock to you, but the White Sox didn’t sign Adam Dunn because they expect him to be a .300 hitter; all they are looking for is his usual 40 dingers (which figure to go up playing half his games at US Cellular Field and having Alex Rios and Carlos Quinten hitting behind him in the lineup), and his usual 100 walks.

        The way you’re running your gums, you’d think that the White Sox gave Dunn the same kind of contract that the Red Sox gave Crawford and the Nats gave Werth. Not even close, fella!

        Peavy by ALL reports is going to be just fine. The Sox didn’t expect him back until mid-June so right now he’s way ahead of schedule coming off the experimental shoulder tendon surgery he had last season.

        I will say one thing though and that’s that you excel at being negative and worrying about other teams than the ones you should be worried about (which are those who you root for, whoever they really may be).

        Oh, and yes, the Sacramento Kings ARE moving to Anaheim too; there’s another thing that you can do nothing about but can mewl and obsess about all day long!

  9. scatterbrian - Mar 28, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    I think we have two key suspects: It’s either the moon-faced kid exacting revenge for being accused of stealing Longoria’s hat, or it’s the exploits of the friend of the blonde on the bus, jealous for being spurned by Longoria. Then again, we were never quite sure they got the original cap thief in the first place. Dude could still be at large and getting more ballsy with each theft. Might be time to get Horatio Caine on the case….

  10. jimtron11 - Mar 28, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    To the genius who composed the title of this blog: homes aren’t “robbed,” they are burglarized. Maybe you should grab a book every once in a while!

    • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 3:52 PM

      jimt… it’s actually WORSE than that. I heard several media reports refer to it as being a “home invasion robbery”, which who have meant that the occupants of the house would have been home and robbed at gunpoint. The media as we all know though LOVE to sensationalize things.

      • atworkident - Mar 29, 2011 at 8:20 AM

        I prefer the headline…

        “Evan Longoria was gaffled. Again.”

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