Juan Uribe — From fish fry wannabe to deadbeat tenant
Thanks to Daniel King for alerting me to this story, found in today’s San Francisco Chronicle…
According to the Chron, former San Francisco Giants player Juan Uribe caused nearly $150,000 in damages to his San Francisco condo last year during a midnight fish fry, promised to pay for the damages, then skipped town.
Many Giants fans plan to boo Uribe loudly tonight, for the sole purpose that he’s now wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.
Now, we know, there’s another reason to boo him: He’s a deadbeat.
Uribe was leasing one of the condos on 2nd & King last season, right across from AT&T Park.
Word is, one night Uribe decided to invite a bunch of his buddies over for a good ol’ fashioned fish fry. You know, like the kind they have on the slummy streets of the Dominican Republic.
“Jazz Hands” must have had other things on his mind while the fish were frying, because a grease fire erupted and he practically burned the joint to the ground. According to the Chronicle story, all the kitchen appliances and cabinets were destroyed plus he fire set off the sprinkler system, flooding Uribe’s condo as well as two others below him.
“Basically, he admitted what happened and said he would take care of it,” said Christina Esteras, who leased the condo to Uribe. “Instead, he just walked out on me.”
Instead of raining boos on him tonight (which the not-so-bright Uribe might interpret as the fond “U-u-u-u-u-u-u” he received from Giants fans last year), maybe we should start a new chant for him:
“Deadbeat. Deadbeat. Deadbeat.”