Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
Extra, Extra
2005-08-08 06:02
by Alex Belth

Well, here it is. Stephen Rodrick's profile on Gary Sheffield for New York Magazine. Truthfully, there is little here that will come of any great surprise: Sheffield has a chip on his shoulder, can be difficult with the press, and has an innate ability to speak his mind and say "controversial" things. You don't say.

"I just don't enjoy the game the way you want me to," says Sheffield. By "you" he means reporters, for sure, but also many fans. "People say about me, 'He's moody,' but I don't see them in the same mood every day. Some days I feel like talking, some days I don't. Some days I don't feel like looking at you. I'm tired of looking at you. And I'm sure you're tired of looking at me. They're trying to catch me in a moment where I'm vulnerable. They're trying to do damage. I don't do damage to no one."

Maybe sometimes to himself, but that's nothing a two-run home run won't cure.

2005-08-08 06:52:25
1.   Murray
I guess this makes him the Sheff that stirs the pot?
2005-08-08 07:36:05
2.   Schteeve
This reminds me of a story Chris Rock told.

Back in the late '80's or early '90's the Aunt Jemima people gave Aunt Jemima a make over. New hair, new outfit...and Chris Rock asked some white woman on an airplane what she thought about it. The woman said, "Honey I don't care what she's wearing as long as she keeps making those gooooood pancakes."

See what I mean?

2005-08-08 15:50:51
3.   mikeplugh
Great line Schteeve!!

If the rest of the posts on this subject are half as funny as that....this oughtta be a good one....

2005-08-08 16:18:09
4.   yankz
What a play by Rowand. I'm glad to see my favorite player has been making solid contact as of late, though.

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