Wednesday, January 21, 2009

So Long, Jeff Kent

Baseball fans should remember Jeff Kent as the greatest second baseman of his generation, and perhaps of all time.

But he will also go down in MLB history as one of the game's all-time cockbags.

Here's a quick summary of Kent's most infamous moments:

- He insulted legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.

- He donated money to help pass anti-gay marriage bill Proposition 8.

- He defended his a-hole title against top contender and then-teammate Barry Bonds.

- He allegedly broke his wrist "washing his truck".

- And according to Milton Bradley (not exactly the most trustworthy source, I know), he's a racist.

Blue Jays fans will remember Kent as the dude we traded to get David Cone, who helped bring the Jays their first World Series in 1992 (Kent was later given a World Series ring, which further underscores that point).

Kent deserves to be in the Hall of Fame and will probably get in eventually. He'll have more competition trying to crack the list of all-time jerks in sports (I already mentioned two top contenders: Bonds and Bradley).

Enjoy your retirement, Jeff...I have a feeling it won't be the last we hear from you.

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