A few years ago i was at a game early and Jayson Werth was warming up. Don't ask him to tell you the pants shitting story though, because he will. Both were really cool guys. This crappy team in my softball league all of a sudden got really good because they picked up this one awesome player. On the other hand, it reinforces the very tyrannical system it is trying to oppose; one which looks at individuals as a representative of their race and therefore dehumanizes them into a bunch of stereotypes. I think it is sad, but I am not surprised. The TSO concert was uber kick ass as was usual for them, but I could hardly wait to get home and see Barrys videos, hoping I wouldnt be disappointed.
I went over and said hi and wished him luck for the Cleveland series and left him alone.
He is broadly disliked around here due to his incredibly cocky, arrogant attitude toward, umm, everyone, including kids. Met Joe Black when he worked with the Diamond backs in ' Wow…how arrogant are you? Billy Wagner, John Lieber, and others were there, and my dad shot the shit with em for a little. We didn't really meet, but he did say something to me personally. I say this as someone who is a reporter myself. He's a local business owner and is involved with a lot of charity work in the area.