From today's WaPo: "The Hollywood Jim persona, long a fixture of baseball's winter meetings, stayed behind in Washington this year, along with the infamous leather pants and the suitcase full of cash necessary to be a real player in this winter's turbocharged talent market. The Washington Nationals, and their combustible general manager, Jim Bowden, were to have been mere onlookers this week at the Walt Disney World Dolphin resort, priced out of the market and reduced to bottom-feeding far from the spotlight."
Ha ha! The leather pants get a mention!
The actual article is about a three way trade between the Nats, Giants, and Red Sox that could put Manny in a Giants uniform. Not half as good as the leather pants comment.