2/27/2004 03:24:00 PM
"THERE'S A VILLAGE SOMEWHERE THAT HAS LOST IT'S IDIOT"
So Jeff Kent can apply. You remember Kent when he was a Met, don't you? As the great philosopher Bugs Bunny would say "What a Marooon"! Kent ranks right up there with Richie Hebner, Bobby Bo, and Vince Coleman as Mets we would love to forget about, but after reading his quotes in the Houston Chronicle, this was too good to pass up.
Kent wonders why fans and the media are clamoring about today's players and the questions of who is and who isn't taking performance enhancing drugs. Kent wants to know why we don't question whether Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig were on the "juice". Here's a quote:
"Babe Ruth didn't do steroids?" he said. "How do you know? How do you (expletive) know? People are saying Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. How do you know those guys didn't do steroids? So all of a sudden, you've got guys doing steroids now in the 20th century, 21st century? Come on.
Of course the Bambino was not on 'roids, everyone knows he was on hot dogs and Knickerbocker Beer. It's a shame the Kent has not fully recovered from the head injury he suffered when he fell "washing his truck" last year wink!wink!
Kent was not done with the 'dis job on the Bambino:
"They were shooting horses with steroids in those days, and that's the same kind of steroids they're putting into human bodies right now," he said. "So we don't know. Am I right? Babe Ruth was huge. He was fat, couldn't even run around the bases. He had knee problems, the same problems that happen to guys taking steroids right now. He was an alcoholic.
WHOA Jeffy why the hatred toward the Babe? Sure ole George Herman Ruth was a drinker and a carouser, but he is also the greatest player to ever play baseball. Sure the Babe was a drunk and you Jeff, your a a-hole. Hey I guess everyone has their demons.
Then by some miracle Kent makes sense when he questions the lifestyle of the players from the era of Ruth and Cobb:
"Well, back in the day when the game was invented (and) with Babe Ruth, we had guys doing the same things. They had drug and alcohol problems then, and they had questionable attitudes then, too.
Like the broken clock that's right twice a day, Kent makes an excellent point here. Every book you read about that era in baseball is full of stories of players drunk or hungover. Alcoholisms was the biggest factor to missing games than pulled muscles.