Sports Illustrated has a nice piece today about how my boyfriend Scott Rolen is settling down in Toronto. Apparently he is becoming fast friends with his new teammates.
Frank Thomas, of the awesome pillow-fight commercial, had this to say:
“Who cares?” said Thomas, when asked if Rolen’s past would have any impact on his future with the Jays. “Sometimes things get blown out of proportion, and you never know what happens. He’s a professional.”
He certainly is, Frank. Center Fielder Vernon Wells has also been a rock for Rolen, providing a shoulder to cry on and wanting to know exactly what went down in St. Louis:
“I’d never talked to him before, but I saw the person he was and I respect him tremendously for the way he plays the game,” says Wells. “He’s hard-nosed between the lines.”
“I don’t mind them asking,” said Rolen. “I wouldn’t want to say it’s none of their business because they can ask anytime they want.”
“Nothing’s been off limits,” says Wells, adding, “Besides, if he didn’t like me asking, he could just hit me. He’s bigger than me.”
He certainly is, Vernon.