I’m not sure what’s cooler: The fact that the Red Sox claimed J.D. Durbin off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, or that on his MySpace page, Durbin goes by the name “titsandassforme.” Go ahead, click it for yourself: http://www.myspace.com/titsandassforme.
Of course, in this day and age, we can’t be sure it really is his MySpace page. But he’s got a lot of congratulatory comments up there about getting picked up by the D-Backs. So I’m guessing it is.
Oh, and he throws a baseball pretty good, too.
Before he was shut out because of a nerve problem in his right biceps while at Rochester last season, Durbin could throw 96-97 mph on his fastball. He was a second-round pick of the Twins in 2000 after being the Arizona baseball Player of the year.
He’s always been a starting pitcher, but the Red Sox feel his live arm could be an asset in the bullpen.
Oh, and do check out his MySpace page, before the Sox brass make him pull it down. Or at least change the URL to the more respectable http://www.myspace.com/ilovewallythegreenmonsternandwaffles.