World Gone Mad: George Brett Loses His Mind, Jason Whitlock May Actually Have a Point
So apparently George Brett doesn't like it when people take shots at the Royals manager. Who knew?
Oh, and he hates sportswriters and media people pretty much just in general. Sort of makes me glad I'm over on this side of the state, you know? Tough to feel good about yourself when a Hall of Famer thinks you're a waste of carbon.
At a charity golf tournament the other day, Brett was asked about the criticism that Kansas City manager Trey Hillman has received of late over a few managerial decisions that have gone awry. He responded with what can only be described as a tsunami of expletives. Personally, I looove things like this; gets me out of bed in the morning, you know? The best part is when he gets really quiet and really serious toward the end. It's like he suddenly turns into a bad character actor for a second. Brilliant.
Of course, Brett then got a bunch of criticism from various media people out in KC, and that's probably fair. He is, after all, an employee of the Royals, so anything he says, even while on the golf course (and, let's be honest, he had probably had a couple anyway), sort of represents the organization. Okay. I get it. He probably should have shown a little bit more restraint. Me, though, I would kill to see Ozzie Smith or Lou Brock just blow up all over someone. To hell with respect and class, I want crazy!
Jim Hayes- "Hey, Lou, what do you think about how little running there is in the game today?"
Lou Brock- "Fuck them and fuck you!"
What's even crazier about this whole thing, though, is that Jason Whitlock, hack provocateur extraordinaire, then wrote a column about the whole thing that actually made some really good points. To be honest, the whole ordeal has left me on rather shaky footing, to say the least.