Still an asshole

I’ll never type the words John Rocker without reminding people of  2005′s most odious quote, which tells you all you need to know about the combustible southpaw:

“I’ve taken a lot of crap from a lot of people,” said Rocker, who racked up 88 saves, more than 330 strikeouts and a 3.42 ERA in six seasons with the Braves, Indians, Rangers and Devil Rays. “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?”

(photo, snapped during a live TV appearance in his hometown, via Gondeee)

Let’s hope he’s as overrated as Tebow

Nationals prospect and Yankees fan Bryce Harper, aka Borasbot II, strikes the cliched prose popularized by the 2011 version of Gilbert Renfroe. Get ready to start hating Harper — his performance in the Arizona Fall League has spurred talk of the Nats including him on the Opening Day roster.