(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Ari Gold is a well-traveled agent who has seen and gone through his share of movie and television stars throughout his tenure. Barry Zito is a well-traveled pitcher that has seen and gone through his fair share of hitters throughout his Major League career.
Much like Ari in the group, Zito is one of the figureheads of the group and usually the voice of the team. Like Ari, he has had his share of successes, and he is more than willing to speak on other guys' behalf, even when he probably doesn't want to.
However, Zito and Ari do have their share of failures. Zito has failed to live up to his $126 million contract that he signed in 2007, and Ari has failed in getting all the right things for his clients, Vince especially. However, despite these setbacks, both guys keep their heads up, and remain confident when they go to work and do their thing.
Another subtle quality both Ari and Zito share is that they are loyal to their group. Despite all the criticism Zito has received in San Francisco as a Giant, he has remained loyal to the Giants organization, and most importantly, his teammates. He isn't just a pitcher in the rotation, but he is a clubhouse leader that not only the younger pitchers can approach, but other players on the team as well.
Ari is very similar. He could be the insensitive, "Jay Mohr from Jerry Maguire" agent who could care less about Vince and his crew. However, he treats them more like friends rather than clients, a key sign of his loyalty to the group that has remained loyal with him.
Now, if only Zito can get ticked off and tell a reporter or teammate to not bother him unless "Carmen Electra calls for an emergency..."
I don't think I can say the rest, but I think you already know what the last two words are.