April 29, 2003

"I hope we get (expletive) hotter than (expletive), just to stuff it up them 3,000 (expletive) people that show up every (expletive) day,'': Lee Elia's tirade, 20 years ago today. I never knew of this until an SI story on Chicago baseball a couple weeks ago. It's f***ing hilarious... Uncensored (cites wrong date...via Sean Parnell's Chicago page)

posted by msacheson to baseball at 11:19 PM - 7 comments

Zoinks! Who does he think he is, Scarface? Alright, they don't show because we're 5 and 14 It makes you wonder that A) the fans could incite something so nasty and B) that he would deliver something so nasty only 19 games into the season.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:00 AM on April 30, 2003

I'm still sorry I missed that, but can anyone tell me if it was legitimately funnier than Hal McRae in his underwear smacking a rotary-dial phone into a reporter's ear? How much better was it than the average Jim Mora Sr. press conference ("Playoffs!?") ?

posted by yerfatma at 06:25 AM on April 30, 2003

Funny stuff. I also am a big fan of the Jim Mora press conference though. For the last several years in Seattle we have been spoiled by having Lou Pinella roaming the locker room. He is pretty benign when things are going well, so expect to see some eruptions from him this year. Maybe Elia can give him some tips. My all-time favorite dressing down, though, was not a press conference but a pep talk, and not real but fictional, but still a classic, from Bull Durham: SKIP: You guys lollygag the ball around the infield, ya lollygag your way to first, ya lollygag in and outta the dugout. You know what that makes ya? Lollygaggers. What's our record, Larry? LARRY: We're eight and sixteen. SKIP: Eight and sixteen?! How'd we ever win eight? LARRY: It's a miracle!

posted by vito90 at 09:21 AM on April 30, 2003

The guy must have channelled the spirit of Lenny Bruce for that example of obscene verbage.

posted by jasonbondshow at 10:35 AM on April 30, 2003

Pinella had an amazing eruption at Fenway a couple weeks ago when the bullpen and shoddy fielding conspired to give away a game. He raged directly in front of, but facing away from, the reliever who came in to give up a leadoff walk that opened the floodgates. My only disappointment is that I don't read lips well enough to pick up the context around the "Fuck"s.

posted by yerfatma at 10:47 AM on April 30, 2003

That's marvellous! I just love it when people in sports totally lose it like that:)

posted by Drood at 01:35 PM on April 30, 2003

34 instances of the word fuck. That's high even by my potty-mouth standards.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:32 AM on May 01, 2003

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