John Rocker says something stupid (cont’d)
One quick example to support my theory: I watch the World Series every year as most of you probably do. Each year I see a stat that comes across the screen during at least one of the games (generally having to do with Mariano Rivera). It lists all of the top post-season closers of all time. They usually do this to show how dominant Rivera has been during his post-season career. At any rate, the stat always reads “top post-season closers of all time (minimum 15 innings pitched).”
As one would expect there are several notable names up there, but one name that is always absent despite having thrown 21.3 scoreless playoff innings is … mine. That’s no accident, folks. That’s conspiracy. I know about it – and so does Tim Tebow.
I doubt Rocker’s story, as he’s been known to
stretch the truth make shit up. (And it’s 20.2 scoreless playoff innings, not 21.3, which would be 22.) It also should be noted that Fox carries the World Series every year, so I suspect if Rocker was left off the list it was an honest mistake.
But that wouldn’t allow Rocker to play the victim, as he’s prone to do. Remember this:
“I’ve taken a lot of crap from a lot of people. Probably more than anybody in the history of this sport. I know Hank [Aaron] and Jackie [Robinson] took a good deal of crap, but I guarantee it wasn’t for six years. I just keep thinking: How much am I supposed to take?”
And as for the 20-plus scoreless innings, someone owes Walt Weiss a thank you.