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Odd (and even odder) couples

Upon hearing of the joining of John Rocker and Carl Everett, Page 2's Dan Shanoff ponders the oddest couples ever.

Updated: December 19, 2001, 11:42 AM ET
By Dan Shanoff | Special to Page 2

On one end of the spectrum, we have Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz, the "Couple of the Year," according to many year-end lists. On the other end, we have John Rocker and Carl Everett, the Texas Rangers' dynamic duo of acquisitions that is so sketchy that it makes the Alex Rodriguez contract look reasonable.

But where exactly do Rocker and Everett -- one of baseball's all-time great odd couples -- fit on the spectrum of strange pairings, sports or otherwise? We've compiled a list below for ...

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