To say that Carl Pavano has had a star-crossed tenure with the New York Yankees is a little like saying that Tom Coughlin isn't really all that knowledgeable about what Adolf Hitler did to engender such hatred. Pavano has been injured, abused by both fans and teammates and subjected to endless conjecture about whether or not he would ever once again pitch in a big league game. The only silver lining in those hard times is that Pavano remained a very rich, good looking professional athlete which enabled him to snag high-grade poon like Alyssa Milano and Gia Allemand.
Things turned around for Pavano professionally this spring. He dodged the injury bullet despite a line drive off the foot and a swarm of bees surrounding him on the mound and because of injuries to other pitchers Pavano is going to get the ball on Opening Day against Tampa on Monday. It's an epic change of fortune for the righthander so it only makes sense that his off-field good times are coming to an end. Allemand told the New York Post that she dumped Pavano days before the biggest start of his career and just a couple of weeks after he took time off from training to attend to her while she was suffering an undisclosed medical problem. The Post quotes her interview with Steppin' Out magazine, in which she accuses the Yankee of cheating on her and said that the relationship was "as bad as Carl's pitching!"
If history is any guide this downturn on the playboy side of things should lead to good things for the Yankee rotation.