Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Jeff Kent Hall of Famer? HA! That's a good one!
Well, Jeff Kent has retired and he will be missed by those teammates who enjoyed his company… both of them.
There’s something to be said about how big a jerk you are when Barry Bonds actually stood up from his recliner to defend young players from Kent.
You can’t help but wonder how big an a—hole he is behind the scenes when tight lipped James Loney says on the air “Jeff Kent isn’t our leader. We don’t listen to what he says.”
The total tonnage of his d-baggery probably can’t be measured when one his Astros teammates said “Jeff Kent isn’t a racist. He’s hates everyone.”
The astronomical levels of dickdom he reached can almost be measured. It was mainly Kent who made Grady Little’s life miserable when the 2007 Dodgers collapsed down the stretch. And when Kent went on the disabled list in 2008, the Dodgers went on a tear. When he came back they slumped.
What complete enveloping of creepiness do you need to have Milton Bradley call you out on your leadership skills?
How much of a jackass can you be to trash Vin Scully?
You do you know what unattainable level of sh-ttiness he reached? Kevin Kennedy had a bad thing to say about him on his XM Show! I love Kevin Kennedy, but he doesn’t have a bad thing to say about ANYONE!!!!! And yesterday he was on his show saying Kent was a bad influence.
That’s Sir Edmund Hillary territory… a peak scaled by nobody before!
And now you hear people calling him a Hall of Famer. A guy who was a mediocre fielder at best. A guy hated by every team he played for. (Remember when he was Jeff Can’t in New York?) A guy whose teams tend to IMPROVE when he leaves. A guy whose Hall of Fame stats were padded while he played in San Francisco as a teammate of Bonds with Giambi and Tejada across the Bay… I wonder if we should be suspicious?
Spare me any discussion of Jeff Kent in the Hall of Fame.
Is there a soul who would rather have Kent over Lou Whitaker, Bret Boone, Marty Barrett, Tony Phillips, Chuck Knoblauch, Luis Castillo, Placido Polanco or Fernando Vina at second base defensively or in the clubhouse?
Of course not. And none of those guys are Hall of Famers.
And if he does get elected, don’t expect a single Blue Jays, Mets, Indians, Giants, Astros or Dodgers fan to show up.