Former Yankee Carl Pavano will take the hill tomorrow afternoon against the Bombers, an momentuous occasion that led the NYC press corps to pester the pitcher’s one-time girlfriend, actress/fashion designer/baseball blogger Alyssa Milano on her recent visit to Citi Field. Newsday’s David Lennon, who may or may not own a VHS copy of “Teen Steam”, took careful notes.
“Nobody wants to be good more than Carl,” Milano told reporters Saturday before the Mets’ 1-0 victory over the Brewers.
When a reporter replied, “Really?!” Milano responded: “Yeah, absolutely. He’s a competitor. You think he wakes up every day and is just content sucking? No!
“The guy wants to play good baseball. With everything the media says about him, he probably says 100 times worse in his own head. He’s a good guy, and he’s a major competitor.”
When a reporter informed Milano that Yankees fans booed Pavano during Thursday’s pregame introductions, Milano said: “I feel bad for him. I just think it’s been a head thing for him. If I were him, I don’t think I would’ve stayed in the American League.”
When she learned that Pavano will start Sunday against the Yankees’ A.J. Burnett, Milano said, “Yeah, that’s not going to be pretty.”