Neither of those stories are exactly endearing. I wasn't paying too much attention to baseball in 93 but why wasn't Mussina put into the game at all? Especially in his own stadium. I'm not justifying what he did, I'm just curious why he didn't play. I wouldn't let those two stories define his career for him though.
He was injured, and Cito told him before the game he wouldn't pitch unless it went to extras. Mike started warming up anyway. That action caused death threats to be sent Cito's way.
And is there anythng more douche-like than complaining about honouring a guy with cancer, and blaming your loss on that delay?
Mussina doesn't have my respect (and yes, those 2 events tell me enough about his attitude), but he's still a good pitcher and should be in the HOF.
Cito sums up my feelings well: [quote]"Mike Mussina can kiss my ass — and you can print that," Gaston uttered last month to a reporter who had unwisely approached the Toronto Blue Jays manager seeking a quote for a story on Mussina.[quote]