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Jeff Kent: one of my new favorite baseball players.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PhilaYank36, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I may never trust him to wash my truck or date my daughter while still sporting his porn 'stache, but you got to like an active player advocating changes like he is:


    The best part about what he said is having the samples frozen for future use. And yes, I know that his MVP trophy is safe since there aren't any of his samples lying around, but at this stage, I'm just glad that a player spoke up about making a significant change for the better in the game.
  2. statrat

    statrat Member

    Of course a guy who will be retired before this is actually implemented, and no longer has to worry about being caught himself would say that. When he urges lie detector testing for players to ensure that they are actually, say, oh I don't know, washing their truck instead of riding a motorcycle, then maybe I'll listen to him.
  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Yeah, if there's one thing Jeff Kent can't stand, it's dishonesty.
  4. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Jeff Kent is still an asshole.
  5. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Of course Jeff Kent is still an asshole, but this illustrates something people do way too much -- disagreeing with someone's point based primarily on who said it instead of the message.

    I'm not calling Jeff Kent my favorite baseball player or even a great guy, but for him to address this and agree with it has to only help move us in the direction of blood testing.

    How else will it happen?

    Who has to come forward and ask for it for the concerns to be valid? Dale Murphy? Cal Ripken? Or will people find an ulterior motive with them, too.

    I realize we must be skeptical of why someone says something, but to dismiss it out of hand because it's Jeff Kent is foolish.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    We NEVER see that around here.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    There were players in the Giants locker room who liked Bonds better than Kent.

    That's saying a lot...
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Well said, CI. Well said. We'd all do well to remember that a little more often.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    It was a politically expedient thing to say considering Jeff knows it will never happen. All he has to do now is convince another 400 or 500 players that it's a good idea to have blood drawn for a test that doesn't exist.
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I liked Kent when he was with the Blue Jays.
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    There's a non sequitur.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's what I do.
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