Comments: Chutzpah Award Nominee

For crying out loud, leave the guy along. He's got enough problems just being in the minor's & trying to regroup. No he isn't an Arron or Roberson, but your no W. Conrite either!

Posted by Dave Hughey at May 13, 2005 02:07 PM

He has a right to his opinions. I read his comments and didnt feel they were racist, but many may think otherwise. Its a terrible thing to be branded a racist when your not, and I think that was his point

Posted by Roy at May 13, 2005 02:27 PM

It would seem to me with the state of current events in the world today, that 1 inflammatory remark by a has-been reliever sure has riled a lot of Yankees up!! I would imagine that riding on any subway train in NYC would be at the most an UNPLEASANT experience!! Let,s forget about this man and concentrate on more important matters. like (GETTING OUR TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ), STOPPING cafta), and shoring up our borders against illegal immigrants) GEORGE JR, u listening?? The people are speaking.

Posted by Russell Adams at May 13, 2005 02:44 PM

John Rocker needs to keep his mouth shut but the funny thing is most of what he says is true. He's surely not politically correct but who gives a crap.

Posted by M Wear at May 13, 2005 02:59 PM

John Rocker needs to keep his mouth shut but the funny thing is most of what he says is true. He's surely not politically correct but who gives a crap.

Posted by M Wear at May 13, 2005 03:00 PM

So the guy was not politically correct.
He is right he has been hammered and continues to be.Let it go.

Posted by at May 13, 2005 03:36 PM

So the guy was not politically correct.
He is right he has been hammered and continues to be.Let it go.

Posted by Victor at May 13, 2005 03:36 PM

JOHN ROCKER NEEDS A BREAK . EVEN THOUGH HE KEEPS
PUTTING HIS FOOT IN HIS MOUTH

Posted by BOBBY at May 13, 2005 04:01 PM

ROCKER HAS NOT BEEN IN LONG ENOUGH TO BE COMPARED TO THESE BASEBALL GREATS, AND NEVER WILL....HIS MOUTH SPEAKS FOR HIS SLIM CHANCE OF LONGATIVITY

Posted by VINCE at May 13, 2005 04:29 PM

ROCKER HAS NOT BEEN IN LONG ENOUGH TO BE COMPARED TO THESE BASEBALL GREATS, AND NEVER WILL....HIS MOUTH SPEAKS FOR HIS SLIM CHANCE OF LONGATIVITY

Posted by VINCE at May 13, 2005 04:30 PM

You subhuman politically correct nazi lunatics are in all actuality the bad guys here. Obviously, Rocker was not comparing himself to those dudes in THAT context. Most of what John Rocker says is pretty much right on and accurate, and subsequently he is being skewered and crucified by pc fascist morons like yourself.

You mothers have a search and destroy mission and unfortunately you're raping the culture as a result.

Posted by at May 13, 2005 04:51 PM

john rocker is a really good baseball player...and contrary to what many may say, evidentally a pretty smart guy...so far, every comment he's made publicly, while not "politically correct," have been more than true! people need to get off his back and face the fact that although what he says/said may be termed "racist" by psycho liberals....he's RIGHT!

Posted by natalie at May 13, 2005 04:53 PM

This is nothing more than a biased, liberal media looking to drum some crap up to make a buck. Anyone with elementary school education would understand that he simply states he has taken a ton of crap and then illustrates two other players who took a ton as well. No where in there does he compare his abilities. Why do I even keep AOL with this kind of agenda?

Posted by John at May 13, 2005 05:39 PM

the only thing i find wrong with rocker is he apologizes for what he says. he told the truth, but, with the political correctness that has invaded this FREE nation we can only say what pleases the liberal media and left wing people. we are being turned into a brain washed stepford country. everyone has an opinion so let it be heard.he was making a comparison of the troubles he's had as did the two he mentioned. so big deal.two because of their color and him for his frankness.

Posted by e.leonard. at May 13, 2005 06:22 PM

I cannot believe that the Long Island Ducks hired this guy after his comments when he was in Atlanta. He hasn't the first clue about persecution. Six years for something he caused himself. Step up to the plate Rocker and take responsibility for your actions, what a unique concept and it would stop all the whining.
Do we really thing we would want this person as a person for children to look up to, give me a break.

Posted by Muffy at May 13, 2005 07:27 PM

Before everyone starts to attack being PC or liberalism...understand what "politically correct" actually means. Not calling black people the "N" word to their face, respecting women, and not slandering jews etc are all things that are done under the cloak of being PC. It is simply a respect issue and not a matter of it being "true." Oh and if you people are such champions of free speech, then I'm sure you won't mind someone going up to your mothers and berating them...or saying "I don't support our troops"...OR burning the flag. It's about respect; Rocker was a jerk...he's getting what he deserves. CASE CLOSED

Posted by at May 13, 2005 07:32 PM

I'm not surprised by Rocker's idiotic and arrogant comments. What surprises me is that anybody would still defend this cry-baby, big-mouthed, moronic, bigoted, washed-up ballplayer. If he's "taking crap", it's his own fault. When you're a public figure and you talk "crap" to the media whether liberal or Fox, you're just asking for trouble. I know he can't be stupid enough to compare himself as a player to those 2 greats. So instead of whining like a school-boy,he should shut his mouth, play ball, and thank whatever God he prays to that he will never experience the same racism and hate that Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, and so many others have had to live with.

Posted by Ralph F. at May 13, 2005 08:08 PM

Well BFD!!! Can't you idiots find anything better to do than turn this kid into dog meat? This is a prime example of why many professional athletes (the smart ones) won't grant interviews to members of the media except under except in special situations and under very guarded conditions. TO SAVE THEIR CAREERS.
There are many worse people than John Rocker out there. Go after corrupt politicians, greedy oil company executives, etc. and for Petes Sake, just leave the guy alone.

Posted by Jerry at May 13, 2005 08:16 PM

John Rocker was an amazing pitcher before the Braves outcasted him for his correct though socially incorrect statements. He can't help that everyone loves freaks, fags, and blacks now. They will all be what they have always been. Freaks, wrong, and the missing link.

Posted by Jon at May 13, 2005 09:04 PM

John Rocker was an amazing pitcher before the Braves outcasted him for his correct though socially incorrect statements. He can't help that everyone loves freaks, fags, and blacks now. They will all be what they have always been. Freaks, wrong, and the missing link.

Posted by Jon at May 13, 2005 09:04 PM

And negro, nigger, etc. is not politically incorrect, just socially. Before you can defining a term think.

Posted by Jon at May 13, 2005 09:07 PM

Why can't he say this??? Why does everything have to be SOOO overtly race related. Yes, Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron were persecuted more than probably any players in MLB history....but hasn't John Rocker endured this as well??? I'mnot saying most of it isn't self induced, but still, the fact of the matter, he has been battered by the media ever since his first comment.....and that was the point of this comment. Just because he's not black, he's not allowed to point out the "crap" he's taken? Good lord.

Posted by Jonathan New at May 13, 2005 09:08 PM

ROCKER WILL SELF DESTRUCT!!STOP GIVING HIM THE INK AND HE JUST MIGHT GO AWAY.FIND SOMETHING WORTH WRITING ABOUT.PUT HIM OUT TO PASTURE WITH THE REST OF THE COW DUNG!!

Posted by RICK at May 13, 2005 09:15 PM

let the media get off his back.

Posted by e. leonard. at May 13, 2005 09:57 PM

Thanks to all the idiots overflowing with the poisonous bile that has infected the soul of this country since 9/11 for showing so clearly what humble, patriotic , God fearing Americans are really up against. Have the corporate airwaves numbed you all so completely to the basic instincs of self-reflection and accountability. In this country, the country that I, my father, and all of his brothers fought to defend, you are accountable for your actions. This man said something idiotic and offensive once, and paid a price (see: Al Campanis) , but to follow up with an argument that he is more persecuted than two legends, who's deeds stand apart from their struggles (not of their own creation by the way)is indefensible. If you, I'm talking to you, really believe that this man's "suffering" is on par with what Jackie Robinson (with God's help) endured for his race, sport, and country, that is really sad. And, for all you brainwashed Fox zombies, NO, I'm not a liberal or a lefty, and I don't ascribe to this "liberal media" that you claim still exists. I am a soldier and an American who has actually read enough (imagine that) to detect the gentle wiff of fascism in a people who balk at the slightest suggestion of accountability especially if it concerns "social observation". What Rocker said wasn't politcally incorrect, just Fuckin stupid.

Posted by Chris at May 13, 2005 10:47 PM

Get off the guys back. At least he's got the courage of his convictions and not afraid to say them. Right or wrong in this pukey age of PC it is a breath of fresh air. I just hope he doesn't apologise again and start groveling.

Posted by Mike Kelly at May 13, 2005 10:49 PM

I think Rocker has been badgered enough. Why is it that a white person can't express their opinion? All other races in this country have freedom of speech. When will white people be free to speak without being called racist? Leave him alone. He wasn't even speaking in a racist manner. I guess white people should just tape their mouths shut, because some idiot will make something out of anything they say.

Posted by Gina at May 13, 2005 10:53 PM

John Rocker is a idiot, theres no comparison to what he went through and the things hank and jackie had to deal with. Just think about it, black men in the majors, where blacks where hated beyond anything whites could ever imagine. I can not believe what i am reading, i hope to god the rest of america is not represented by you people. Rocker is jus like the rest of you white fucks backing his retarded ass up. It's people like you who were behind the worst this world has to offer. You would never understand, in your shielded white existance. To me, and I'm sure to the rest of the non whites, your on the same level as people like hitler and stalin. So go drink your damn starbucks coffee's and waddle on back to your t.v.s and complain about your stupid lives and stick your big noses in everyones business and ruin every thing you touch like you've done for thousands of years. Face it, your the decline of this world, it's people like you who will ruin this world for everyone just because your race is the way it is. You retarded racist fucks make me sick. If i could, I'd kill all of you like you've done to every other race besides your selves. What a bunch of disease carrying bastards.

sincerely,

da minority. shin uk.

Posted by C-bob at May 14, 2005 12:46 AM

Your right, ablolutely right. Us caucasion people are evil, so what. We have everything, for now. And we will ruin everything, so what. Were not supposed to care. we only care about what other people think about us, so what. You need to know how we are. we say one thing, and do another. Your really outnumbered, because every white person out there is really two people. the public person, and the real person. We act one way around other people, and in the privacy of our homes, act another way. so what. were a bunch of cowards and we need to back each other up. us cowards need to stick it out. Rocker is just another fellow coward. i don't even know why we care so much, he doesn't care about anyone on this stupid page, made by a fellow coward, so why should we care. whoops, my custard jelly surprise dessert is ready....gotta go. see ya.

Posted by whitey at May 14, 2005 12:56 AM

Since when is this stuff considered real news? The guy is a baseball player; he's not trying to pass legislation or influence special interest groups. Anything that happens in the world of sport is entertainment at best and hardly worthy of a second thought, unless the reader is still in junior high. If you're looking for a role model for your kids, find someone who works really hard to pay the bills and keep the kids fed. It's more likely to be you or someone in your immediate family than a "professional athlete".

Posted by at May 14, 2005 06:29 AM

John Rocker is correct and you prove it by writing this article. Rocker made a comment that doe'snt effect anyones life and you get to write your silly little article . It's all a game and youre a big part of it SILVER.

Posted by G at May 14, 2005 08:10 AM

If you put a microphone in any average person face, ask them controversal questions, then continue molding questions you see can end in a controversal quote. Then on top of that take it totally out of context, you will find almost everyone will say one or two things that might not fly with a group of people. Now they take a guy like Rocker so any thing out of his mouth that in any way could be linked to blacks take it out of context, the reporter has their quote, hero in the news room, no regard if they crush the individual that granted the interview, it's their own fault, why? because they haven't been trained on how to word everything they say so they can't possible be quoted incorrectly. Rocker is far from innocent, but this comment was far, far, far away from his last. It was a comment that didn't need to be taken out of context, Most people would agree six years ago, busted down to the minors, yelled at where ever he goes. The man is fustrated and definetly picked the wrong two guys to compare his problems to. But the reporter that took this comment from a triple AAA player with no regard how it will effect his comeback is the problem. I guess he'll tell you he's doing his job and there's a reason we have to know.

Posted by Vic at May 14, 2005 09:10 AM

Give me a break! John Rocker has the balls to speak freely about what he believes. That, is something most of the politically correct pussies in this country wouldn't dream of doing . . . . at least in public! No, he's not Hank Aaron or Jackie Robinson. No, he has never endured the public humiliation that Jackie Robinson endured just because he wanted to play a game called baseball. And no, he didn't receive hate mail and death threats from fans because he was about to beat Babe Ruth's home run record. Rocker says what he thinks before his brain has a chance to think or stop the words from coming out. If I had the media in my face all the time trying to encite me I'm sure that something blasphemous or hateful or racist or just plain stupid would come out. Maybe if more people were like Rocker and spoke their minds, just maybe, I wouldn't have to spend more time on the phone while companies are politically correct in trying to cater to their Hispanic customers. Maybe my children wouldn't have to have time taken away from them in public schools for the Hispanic children whose parents can't speak English and therefore they can't! Maybe you people should be more concerned with something that is an epidemic and not worry about John Rocker! Worry about the pride, or lack of it, that is becoming prevelant because people don't care that US citizens can't speak English! John Rocker says what he thinks right or wrong! Get some balls, nerve, cajones, chutzpah or whatever you have (or need) and say what you really think!

Posted by Michael at May 14, 2005 09:56 AM

Just leave the guy alone! To much negative things said about everyone. He has a right to be angry.

Posted by chyrbear at May 14, 2005 10:32 AM

His comments were not racist six years ago and they are not racist now. He is dumb yes, but leave the guy alone.

Posted by E H Wilson at May 14, 2005 10:46 AM

Rocker certainly does get everyone's dander up. Why don't we just think his comments provide a little diversion in this crazy world.

Posted by Lou at May 15, 2005 09:35 AM

Rocker sure does get everyon's dander up. Why don't we just think of his comments as a little diversion in this crazy world.

Posted by Lou at May 15, 2005 09:39 AM

The people to really critique is the media, this man does not do anything for anyone but himself and he deserves to say what ever he wishes. This is a free country and there are blacks and whites that make real racist comments everyday and no one says anything at all. The less attention on the man the less impact. He is only one comment, all the idiots need to wake up including the media. Let's critique the media on good and bad reporting.

Posted by Jarhead at May 15, 2005 11:52 AM

I agree that John Rocker makes foolish comments, to say the least. I'm just wondering when it will become socially acceptable to highlight the racism inherent in so many comments I read from my non-white countrymen/women. Just because I'm from the whitish portion of the global gene pool doesn't mean I can't be pissed at being blatantly dissed right in front of God and everybody on an all too regular basis.

Posted by at May 16, 2005 01:39 AM

Yeah Rocker has the right to say what he wants. Hell we all do. And you know what, I really support that. It will just prove who's and idiot and who's not. For example, take our friend Jerry on the message board here. He claims that blacks are the missing link, when in actuality, everyone originated from the same damn race, in Africa. So let those say what they they want. And by all means don't get upset, just sit back and laugh and all the losers, like Rocker.

Posted by La Toya at May 16, 2005 08:44 AM

Even though Rocker is a white male...he still has the right to have an opinion and make a statement.

Posted by Jeff at May 16, 2005 03:38 PM

John Rocker is my hero. He's not afraid to tell it like he sees it...no matter what anyone else thinks about what he says. You can say what you want about what we says, or about anything that I say, but they great thing, we have the right to say it, and of course, you all have the right to criticize what we say.

Posted by Shack at May 16, 2005 10:36 PM
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