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Wednesday, December 22
Rocker blasts New York again
NEW YORK -- John Rocker is at it again.
The eccentric Atlanta Braves closer bashed New Yorkers, particularly Mets fans, and the city's residents in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated.
"Imagine having to take the 7 train to (Shea Stadium) looking like you're (in) Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids," Rocker said. "It's depressing."
The left-hander stirred controversy during the National League playoffs in October by calling New York fans "stupid," and "a tired act" before the Braves arrived in New York. That made him a target of Mets fans in the three games played at Shea Stadium.
Continuing his tirade against Mets fans, he said: "Nowhere else in the country do people spit at you, throw bottles at you, throw quarters at you" and, he said, make vulgar comments about your mother.
Rocker, who said he would retire before ever playing for a New York team, also slammed the city's diverse population.
"The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners," he said.
"You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?"
how did HE get in this country?
anyway i don't get that part about Beirut?
i wonder why anyone would want to spit at a guy like him...
(thanks for posting this i heard some vague stuff about what he said but...)
I hate those fucking kazakhstani bastards
when the braves come to baltimore for interleague play, im gonna find his ass and stab him with a rusty screwdriver in the throat...bitch ass country bastard...he thought he was hot shit during the series when his team got swept by a real team..punk ass...
what do you expect from an inbred hick
thats a riot....the man has no shame