August 18, 2008
See, I figured the comment was blown a little out of proportion by LA Times columnist T.J. Simers. Even though I love Simers' sensationalist take on all things SoCal sports, I figured he was just being T.J. and having some fun with Kent.
And after seeing it spread all over blogdome, I figured bloggers were running with it to get the cheap and easy clicks.
I should have known better.
In airing his frustration with Scully over comments made that Manny Ramirez's arrival has rejuvenated Kent's stat line, the potential Hall of Famer shows again why you'd rather wake up a sleeping wolverine for a hug than embrace Mr. Personality.
Kent's other remarks Re: Scully:
• "I've been here four years and I have never seen Vin Scully down here in the clubhouse. How does Vin Scully know me? How does Vin Scully know Derek Lowe?"
• "Everyone says I'm hitting now because some guy says so on TV?"
No, those aren't the most inflammatory comments in history — or anywhere close, actually — but read the entire Simers column for a further look at why the perpetually grumpy Kent is viewed with such indifference.
Then again, when you call the greatest baseball announcer alive today just "some guy" and question his preparation for games, I'm sure you're way past the point of caring how people see you in the first place.
A big BLS head nod to SBB for the tip.