Loaded Gun: Great arm, but Jenks no angel

Bobby Jenks has a million-dollar arm. But he's not exactly an angel.

Updated: October 24, 2005, 5:43 PM ET
By Tom Friend
This article appeared in the June 9, 2003 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

The best arm in the minor leagues -- that'll be the curse of him. What you have here, when it comes right down to it, is a boy who can throw heat ass and do little else. A boy who won't stop drinking, won't stop cussing and won't pay his own bills. What you have here is a 10th-grade education and a 100 mph fastball and a major league organization blinded by the light. It can't end well.

Tom Friend

ESPN.com Senior writer
Tom Friend is a senior writer for ESPN.com and a features reporter for ESPN TV. He has formerly worked for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Sports Daily, Kansas City Star and San Jose Mercury News.