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Phrasing and word choice are everything, and Matt Stairs proved that to be true back in 2008.
Towards the end of his career, Stairs became a pinch-hitter with out of the park power. He only had 17 regular season at-bats with the Phillies in 2008, so when he hit a game-winning bomb in the playoffs, Stairs was rather emotional:
When you get that nice celebration coming into the dugout and you’re getting your ass hammered by guys — there’s no better feeling than to have that done.
See? Couldn’t he have just talked about camaraderie and brotherhood?
Instead, he comes off as a dude who craves a dick up his bunghole. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but phrasing and word choice are everything.
You’re in the majority if you’ve never heard of Slava Medvedenko, especially if you’re not a Laker fan. However, while his seven-year career was rather mediocre—and that’s being very generous—Slava produced one of the funnier interviews you’ve never seen.
That leaves us with our quote of the day: “Eh, you know… I just do deedidengenoff.”
Once upon a time, Mike Tyson said, “He called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.”
Oh, good to know, Mike. So glad to hear you’re not a loser who refuses to interact—or enter act, as Roddy White would say—with humankind. Thankfully, Tyson is only a rapist and not a recluse. Hallelujah!
At least he’s telling the truth. Tyson was found guilty of raping an 18-year old girl in 1992.
Carl Everett, a two-time MLB all-star, accumulated over 200 career home runs and held a lifetime .271 batting average, but he is best remembered for his volatile temper and his penchant for addressing controversial topics, well, in the most controversial way possible.
We’ll spare you his rant against homosexuality because it’s not even funny. It’s just blatantly ridiculous and politically incorrect.
Instead, here’s what Everett said about dinosaurs, in our first-ever blast from the past:
“God created the sun, the stars, the heavens and the earth, and then made Adam and Eve. The Bible never says anything about dinosaurs. You can’t say there were dinosaurs when you never saw them. Someone actually saw Adam and Eve. No one ever saw a Tyrannosaurus Rex.”
So someone also saw the evil, talking serpent that convinced Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, right? Without knocking the religious text, I would just like to ask you, Carl, how is that serpent more real than the thousands upon thousands of dinosaur fossils exhumed by paleontologists?