Friday, March 31, 2006

Kris Benson Must Face Distraction of Divorce

Already suffering through a rocky exhibition season, Baltimore SP Kris Benson must now deal with the additional distraction of divorce. Benson's ex-stripper wife of seven years, Anna Benson, filed papers in Atlanta describing her marriage as "irretrievably broken." Anna Benson, who had been seen watching her husband during Grapefruit League games this spring, has been widely, although not necessarily fairly, blamed for causing her husband to be traded by the Mets to the Orioles, a charge the Mets have denied. She has repeatedly drawn attention to herself with risque behavior thought to have been regarded by the Mets as unwholesome.