April 06, 2007

What advice would Jim Rice give a minor league player today?: "There's plenty of money to be made, so go get it. When I make it to the big leagues, what do I have to do in order to stay? You've got to learn how to stay. If I've got to cheat, I've got to cheat. I don't care."

posted by justgary to baseball at 07:47 PM - 6 comments

You know if he ever does make the Hall of Fame I don't want to hear his acceptance speech.

posted by luther70 at 08:02 PM on April 06, 2007

I don't either but whether he makes it or not should be based on his Red Sox career.The fact that he appears an asshat is irrelevant,even if it is distasteful advice for the younger generation.

posted by sickleguy at 09:17 PM on April 06, 2007

Ugh, this just tortures me. This is the Jim Rice that all his fans expect him to be, really. When you choose for the public to only see the dickhead side of you it's reasonable to expect they'll consider you a dickhead. Still, I think he gets in this year. I agree that you have to look at his numbers in a new light now. That's one of the unintended consequences of steroid era inflated numbers.

posted by vito90 at 01:18 AM on April 07, 2007

Let me put on a cynical hat and ask "as distasteful as Rice's advice is, isn't it sound, practical advice for a young player entering the majors today? Isn't he just saying in public the very thing we imagine other folks are saying to those players in private?"

posted by Joey Michaels at 12:42 PM on April 07, 2007

You know if he ever does make the Hall of Fame I don't want to hear his acceptance speech. I'm pretty sure you won't have much to worry about. The next vote is the Henderson-Blyleven-McGwire one.

posted by grum@work at 02:22 PM on April 07, 2007

The numbers from his prime are reminiscent of the 1920's and 30's. So what if he's not PC?

posted by whitedog65 at 01:01 AM on April 08, 2007

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