Every straight guy under 40 remembers where he was the first time he saw Alyssa Milano for the first time after her stint as the tomboy character Sam on TV’s “Who’s the Boss?” It was a confusion intoxication of lust and horror for feeling this way about the softball playing daughter of Tony Danza. You felt confused, you felt betrayed, you felt dirty, you felt excited, you felt repulsed; after all, Sam felt more like a long lost sibling or a cousin…and then you saw Poison Ivy II. Lily Leonetti. Ugh!
You thought it must have just been a fluke! That couldn’t really be THE Alyssa Milano in a tawdry role, skimpy clothing, with two different men! But then came “Charmed” and your opinion of her and yourself would never be the same again. So it goes for those of us who would years and years later find out that Sam was really Sam after all. Sports fan, tough as nails, and pretty smart to boot. Alyssa Milano has a forthcoming book entitled “Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic” where the baseball fan employs none other than Joe Torre to write her introduction.
Alyssa Milano is a regular around the diamond and though the cameras never linger on her as long as some of we baseball fans might like (why must we watch Derek Jeter adjust his helmet, stare down at the third base coach, kick his heels with his bat and adjust his helmet again?!) it is refreshing for us guys to try and model our ladies around this stunning brunette. (Not that I’d ever trade my beautiful wife for anyone! …I just mean, guys, like, OTHER guys!)
Alyssa Milano will be at a number of places at the end of March promoting her April 1, release date. For longtime fans of the whole “Who’s the Boss?” thing it’s a great chance to see a real live famous person up close; for those who are just fans of Milano’s later work or her JPEGS online, I’m sure Milano will be glad to meet these fans too. But don’t drool too long guys, Alyssa Milano has dumped the likes of Justin Timberlake, Brad Penny, and Carl Pavano.
Besides! It’s about the game. (And she’s engaged!). Alyssa Milano will be in Ridgewood, New Jersey on March 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Bookends (East Ridgewood Ave.) and on March 25th at 12 noon, Borders Downtown (100 Broadway) in New York City and in Brooklyn at The BookMark Shoppe, on 3rd Avenue at 7:00PM.