WharfRat wrote:So in the Boomer's world, a public figure with a camera trained on him is similar to a girl about to get date-raped. I don't see it. Poor, poor multi-million dollar ballplayers.
I can understand a guy not wanting to talk to the media, and I can understand a guy hating the media. The media are in a galaxy of suck in many ways. But if you don't want to be a public figure, then don't play Major League Baseball. Otherwise, shut the %$@ up about it.
Nomar4Prez - can you post the rest of the interview? Frankly, I don't see how a couple decent points make up for comments as retarded as those above, but I'd like to read them, if you can find them (or retype/summarize if it was audio/video?) Thanks.
Yah, id love to see the rest of the interview as well.
I find it amazing that every time this guy shoots off his mouth, people give it consideration and analysis. Like you would expect David Wells to be bringing up fine points of discussion for his doctoral dissertation or something?
TheYanks04 wrote:I find it amazing that every time this guy shoots off his mouth, people give it consideration and analysis. Like you would expect David Wells to be bringing up fine points of discussion for his doctoral dissertation or something?
Exactly, and well said. Every time this guy is quoted, somebody posts a reaction of near-shock. And if it's not near shock, and it's more of "here we go again", why post it?
Rape is against the law, because it's morally repugnant, a complete abomination in the eyes of society. Filming and interviewing athletes is not against the law...not frowned upon...it's a damned profession! Being interviewed, being filmed is part of a professional athlete's job. Being annoyed is not the same thing as being raped. There is no intelligent analogy to be made here.
Look its an extreme analogy, but all Wells was trying to say was that he was that he was provoked to retaliate. I wasn't repulsed when I heard Well's comment. What Rogers did was unproffesional but all Well's was trying to do was say he understands.
"I'm going to meet the greatest umpire of all, and he knows I'm innocent."
RyanK wrote:And just because theyre athletes doenst mean its the law that they have to filmed and interviewed, many athletes wont talk to the press, its not part of their job.
Actually, it is part of the law that they can be filmed. They're public figures under the law, and this means they are in the spotlight legally, and anyone who wants to take their picture is doing so legally. Let's not forget, the camera guy wasn't breaking any laws. "Annoying Kenny Rogers" is not a law on the books in Texas.
Transmogrifier wrote:But did Kenny Rogers do something THAT much worse than what Randy did preseason, off the baseball field?
(I'm not trying to get into a discussion about RJ here, just saying I don't think what Kenny did was that bad. Not 20 games bad, worse than premeditated steroid and corked-bat use.)
I dont remember Randy Johnson kicking the camera, and sending the camera man to the hospital, but i could be wrong. ALso if i remember right, that camera man was RIGHT in his face. He didnt walk over to him like kenny did.