It was a giving off-day yesterday, as Brad Penny hosted his second annual fishing trip for kids. Meanwhile, James Loney, Scott Proctor and Gary Bennett participated in "Ante Up for Africa," a charitable poker night hosted by Don Cheadle and Annie Duke:
Proctor, who joked when his picture was being taken at the table, 'get the shot now, while I still have chips in front of me,' was a little prophetic, because those chips disappeared pretty fast. Bennett hung in there in the early rounds, but it was Loney, who rang up some good wins at his table, forcing the much more experienced Malina out early.
"Loney's doing well?" asked an incredulous Bennett. "I didn't even know he played. Maybe that's the secret of winning at poker. The less experience the better."
"I haven't played in a while," remarked Loney. "I still remember the rules and basically the competition was between Gary, Scotty and I to see who would be the last one still playing."
Loney, who is always the gentleman, patiently explained between hands to one of the women playing at his table, what his day job was. "I play first base for the Dodgers," said Loney. "Is that a good position to play?" asked the lady. "Yes, I think it is," replied the 24-year-old from Houston.
From the same article:
"I think this is a great event," said Cheadle, who is best known as one of the co-stars and producers of the Oscar winning film "Crash" along with the highly successful "Ocean's 11, 12 and 13."
Ocean's 11, 12 and 13? It's like Kieslowski meets the Rat Pack!
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