They have dug so deep that they have managed to unearth a gem, a gem of whom you can say the following, and not be lying.
- His most recent team, prior to the Yankees, ditched him onto the waiver wire '' following off-the-field incidents that included a disturbance at a hotel bar in Florida.''
- On December 25, 2004, he was arrested in Aruba and charged with assaulting an Aruban judge following an incident about a complaint of the player's handling of his powerboat. He spent 11 days in jail, but the charges were dropped after he reached a settlement that included restitution, community service, and contributions to local charities on the island.
- In January 2005, he was charged with driving under the influence in Broward County, Florida. Because of these activities, it was thought that he would not be able to enter Canada to pitch in a series against the Toronto Blue Jays in May 2005. However, a visa was later granted, and he was able to make his scheduled start.
- Early on the morning of August 25, 2005, he was arrested for driving under the influence and driving while impaired on southbound Interstate 95 near downtown Baltimore, Maryland.
Let's meet this mysterious character. Folks, he likes to drink and drive, he sure looks like he puts away a bucket of chicken before and after each start and he is all about punching judges on the beach, yes, your next New York Yankee starter, Sidney Ponson!
Absolutely superb. Awesome. This 2008 season just keeps getting better and better. When I first read that he was starting tonight I actually thought to myself. 'Wait, this has to be some kind of joke?' Thankfully it is not. It's absolutely true and it is magnificently awesome. The sky is the limit with this one. Will Sidney punch a judge in New York? Will Sidney punch a fan at the very least? Maybe during a game?
Have the Yankees thought about the combination of Ponson and the New York nightlife? isn't that kind of like pouring gasoline on an already out of control fire? My God this is going to be entertaining.
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This is just superb news, the guy known in his homeland of Aruba as a knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau (dubbed so by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands), lands in Manhattan. Buckle up, this is going to be fun!