Evan Longoria Tired of Being Confused With Eva Longoria
Evan Longoria was the big hero for the Tampa Bay Rays in their first-ever playoff game. While Longoria was the star Thursday night, he is often confused with a bigger star: Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria.
The freshman third baseman had two home runs and three RBIs in the Rays' 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. But that's not what most fans or members of the national media are talking about.
Judging by a recent interview, Longoria (Evan, that is) appears to be tired of talking about his connection to the actress, who changed her name to Eva Longoria Parker after her marriage to NBA star Tony Parker.
Question: Why does every picture of you on the Internet look like the woman who's married to Tony Parker?
Eva(n) Longoria: We're not going to go through the whole interview talking about this, are we?
Q: Mmm, not all the questions, no.
EL: OK. What does the question even mean? How do you want me to answer? Like, as in a joke?
Q: Right, if that's how you want to take it
Q: There was an Internet report that Eva sent you champagne and you responded with a gift. What's truth, what's made-up crap?
EL: She sent me a bottle of champagne to congratulate me for making the All-Star team and she also sent me three jerseys to sign and send back to her.
Q: As an aside, let's say the whole interview was about you and Eva Longoria. Why would that have been bad?
EL: I don't... I'm done talking about that. I did it all through the minor leagues. That's all I had to hear was her name associated with mine. I think we're kind of past that. That's all.