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Mariah Carey Turns Down Offer From Kansas City Royals

May 31, 2008

 

Right-handed pitcher insisted on singing National Anthem
 
Kansas City – Mariah Carey yesterday turned down a $3 million incentive-laden contract offer from the struggling Kansas City Royals when the team refused to agree to let the pop diva sing the national anthem. 
 
The Royals’ offer and Carey’s last-of-the-ninth decision began when a Royals scout saw Carey throw a first pitch before a game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Rakuten Eagles, at the Tokyo Dome on May 28. The scout called Royals GM Dayton Moore and recommended they immediately sign the chunky right-hander. “She’s got a great sinker,” reported the scout.
 
Moore called Carey’s representatives who quickly indicated the singer’s interest. Carey, who had reportedly trained hard for her Japanese debut, was intrigued at the prospect of picking up a baseball career that was interrupted when she was dismissed from the Harborfields High School (Greenlawn, Long Island, NY) softball team during her sophomore season for undisclosed “rules violations.”
 
A deal was quickly struck and as just as quickly fell apart. The sticking point? Carey request that she be allowed to regularly sing the national anthem at Kauffman Stadium.
 
"We already got a singer," said Dayton Moore, apparently not a fan of Carey’s music,  “one who can carry a tune. We need a pitcher.”
 
With the precision of a 3-2 cutter on the black, Carey’s baseball career abruptly ended with a called strike three. 
 
“I’m hurt and disappointed,” said Carey through a representative. “I talked to Derek last night” (Jeter, the New York Yankees shortstop who Carey has been romantically linked with) “and he said I’d really be able to help the Royals straighten out their staffs.”

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Reader Responses
Jun 10, 2008 11:51 AM
Yo

uh, that's with.....I gotta get a new keyboard

Jun 10, 2008 11:50 AM
Yo

FireChief:

So does Bill Lambier, and he hangs wil a LOT of women.  Sort of.

Jun 4, 2008 10:34 PM
FireChief
Dukie may be on to something. Mariah and golf a natural - everybody scores.
Bill Lumbergh Lives
Jun 3, 2008 8:29 AM
Dukie4ever
I saw the U-Tube vid clip of her "throw".  It look more like a pitch and run.  Maybe she should try golf instead!
Jun 2, 2008 7:49 PM
Will
To say Carey throws like a girl demeans all girls.
May 31, 2008 5:57 PM
Yo
I hear she throws a good hook.
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