Carlos Lee was two days late reporting to spring training for the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Fla. Today, the Cub killer and former White Sox slugger faced the press for the first time with a pair of teammates on hand to show their Yankee-esque support.
From the Houston Chronicle:
Just days after several New York Yankees attended Alex Rodriguez’s press conference to support the disgraced steroids user, Carlos Lee, Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt parodied the Yankees as Lee held a brief press conference after his first workout of the spring Thursday. After the Panamanian missed the club’s first full-squad workout Tuesday at Osceola County Stadium because he thought the reporting date was Thursday, Berkman chastised the slugger and Oswalt ridiculed Lee’s excuse. Once Lee was in camp, though, they all had fun with the misunderstanding. Oswalt even suggested the gesture of mocking the infamous A-Rod press conference that was held last Tuesday afternoon in Tampa. Once practice was over, Berkman hugged Lee and sat at his side.
Here’s the video, which includes a look at Lee’s amazingly crooked pinky finger: