• HaroldHecuba: Mike Mussina is EASTERN EUROPEAN, not Italian....

It’s easy to think that, just because they have youth, lots of money and celebrity, that baseball players have an easy time of it with the ladies. Not so. Lots of players struggle to find love. And lots of them resort to the same match making tricks used by everyday folk.

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brian Shackleford meets ladies over Match.com. On Wednesday night, Shackleford met up with a fellow dot-commer at a hotel room. The two had sex, then the woman denied that it was consensual sex and Shackleford ended up in jail and was later sent to the minors. Internet date. Hotel room. Jail. File that story under the category, “looking for love in all the wrong places.”

But Shackleford’s story isn’t necessarily typical of the ballplayers who web-date. In fact, there are plenty of other players on the web. And not just on Match.com. Don’t forget about Myspace! On the DL has compiled a list of the myspace.com profiles of several different players. Are these profiles for real, or are they fakes compiled by dorks with too much time on their hands? And does it matter?

Check out the above photo of Angels pitcher Jered Weaver from his profile. What a cutie, right? Jered is a true renaissance man. Next to “music”, Jered writes, “I like anything that sounds good to my ears and makes me move….” Next to “books” Jered writes, “The only one I even remember reading is Of Mice and Men in the tenth grade. I’m not a big fan of books…”

Eat your heart out ladies.

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