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Monday, March 19, 2007

...And There Are Guys I Root Against

Fat non-roster invitee Minnesota Twins pitcher Sidney Ponson had this to say about the people of the town in which he started his pathetic waste of a career:

"They booed me when I was playing there. It doesn’t bother me. Baltimore fans have no clue what baseball is all about. The old Baltimore fans over on 33rd Street [Memorial Stadium], that’s true baseball fans. [The Camden Yards fans] were booing me the last two years. It doesn’t matter. I could be pitching a good game and give up a run in the eighth and they would boo me. It doesn’t hurt my feelings."

Sidney, I'm pretty sure that the 5.30 and 6.21 ERAs over those two years weren't helping your cause. Your surly attitude didn't exactly win friends and influence people, either.

I don't think that Ponson has a clue of what baseball is about, either. He is, however, an expert on being a public hazard on the beach and assaulting the judiciary.

Surely, the Twins have better options than that.

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  • If you don't know what happened I highly suggest you investigate the matter. The fact is the Orioles brought Ponson up way before his time and fans could never understand that he was still young. And Baltimore was never a contender in the AL East, how would Ponson win against Yankees and Red Sox aces? Did you ask yourself that, he was put in a position he could not win. Simple!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:49 AM  

  • He may have been brought up early and yes, the Orioles were a crappy team, but the point is that Ponson dug his own hole (and a pretty wide one) by (a) allowing himself to get out of shape, (b) having an attitude even bigger than his waist size, and (c) generally not giving a damn about working on his craft, on the grounds that he was already Sir Sidney Ponson, so screw you all.

    It wass those attributes that Oriole fan reacted to, because they were obvious. Ponson is just another guy who blames everyone else for his failings and has never looked into a mirror. Good thing he has you to carry water for him.

    Your point about him being shoved into major league action too early is valid, and I have sympathy for young players who get put in that position. But at some point a person has to take responsibility for his actions. Ponson isn't a kid any more; he's 30 and has never accepted that burden.

    By Blogger Jim, at 2:17 PM  

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