“This is our fucking cee-tee! Nobody’s going to take our freedom!”
David Ortiz, Red Sox first baseman and DH, as he addressed an emotional Fenway Park crowd in the Red Sox first game after the attack at the Boston Marathon finish line, Fox
GH: I had tears in my eyes and I beat my chest like King Kong after hearing Big Papi – born in the Dominican Republic – declare war on the cowards who think to threaten our way of life. It is a sentence that will be as famous in New England history as anything Thomas Jefferson ever said – and for all the right reasons.
“We heard Big Papi drop the f-bomb on everybody. What a nimrod that guy is! … If they thought that was cool then they’re wrong. That isn’t that cool. It’s just not that cool! That is not the time and place.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Danny Clinkscale quickly agreed with KK’s nimrod stance on Big Papi. I not only disagree with Kietzman and Clinkscale – I fucking disagree with them. This was the PERFECT time and place for a live f-bomb to be dropped on American television. You can flip on hundreds of radio and TV channels that will drop f-bombs 24/7. It. Is. A. WORD! Big whoop! It might be the greatest word ever invented in the human language. Does it belong in a business meeting? Depends on the business. Does it belong on Fox on Saturday afternoon? It sure did on this Saturday afternoon. #BostonStrong
“David Ortiz spoke from the heart at (Saturday’s) Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston.”
Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman, Twitter
GH: Fucking A!
“I was surprised. I was stunned when I saw it. It caught me off-guard. … I’m certainly not offended by it – but I understand people not wanting their kids to see something like that in the middle of the day.”
Nate Bukaty, on Big Papi’s f-bomb, 810 AM
GH: I understand that some people don’t want their kids to hear four-letter words but I sure don’t understand their fears. It’s not the hearing that could cause an issue – it’s the using. Raise your kids to know the difference and you might have a chance at producing a productive member of society – instead of nimrods who’d shit their drawers if their Tiki hut collapsed.
“I thought it was unfortunate. I know people think I sound like an old fuddy-duddy. It does put a lot of people off. I’m sorry. It rubs people wrong.”
Kevin Kietzman, on Big Papi’s f-bomb, ESPN
GH: A lot of things rub some people the wrong way. If we are trying to stroke everyone’s sweet spot, we will all end up as miserable as KK – who is on a “ridiculous professional roll.”
“There are some people who are offended by Steve Physioc’s play-by-play. There are some people who think he should apologize for other things.”
Steven St. John, on the Royals’ TV play-by-play voice apologizing to the Fox audience for Ortiz’s curse word to be broadcast, 810 AM
GH: Physioc’s Royals’ work is like listening to a man calling a baseball game dressed in a tuxedo. It feels stiff, false and way, way, way too flowery. I can almost smell the fake lilac perfume coming out of my flat screen. Note to SSJ: The use of the phrase “some people think” is a gutless phrase when leveling criticism. I am sure I have been guilty of using it myself, but I sure as hell hope I never am again. The media needs to show some stones and say what they think or name the “some people.”
“Rex Hudler said, ‘You’re not going to sneak a piece of stinky cheese by the big rat!’ I don’t mind Rex (Hudler) being the goofy guy. He’s just a goofy guy! My mom loves him! … I don’t think my mom knows what ‘stinky cheese’ is.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: KK said he didn’t mind Rex being goofy but he then went on and on about how ridiculous the phrase “stinking cheese” is for a MLB broadcast. I think Hudler is a joke. A HUGE joke. I have made that clear since his first week. But KK needs to man up and either not mind his goofiness or blast him. Throwing eggs at someone while smiling still leaves a mess.
“The less I say about the audio portion of the Royals’ broadcast this weekend – the better I’m served. … Let’s put it this way, I’ve used the mute button on my remote often.”
Danny Clinkscale, 810 AM
GH: Did Danny Clinkscale get into sports talk radio to serve himself or to serve his audience? How does the 810 listeners benefit from Clink playing the politically correct card just because he moves in the same circles as Hudler? Here is what I know – Hudler is a big boy. He has been around a few blocks and in and out of the cheese factory a time or two. Blast away, Clink! If Hud can’t take the verbal stinky cheese – tough Limburger!
“I texted my buddy – and I’m not kidding you – I texted him and said, ‘Billy will save the day.’ And there it goes, right over the Green Monster!”
Kevin Kietzman, on predicting Butler’s big blast in Boston this weekend, 810 AM
GH: There is KK, letting us know he is still on a ridiculous professional roll!
“I would say that watching (Hosmer and Moustakas) hit is as ugly as the stats.”
Nate Bukaty, 810 AM
GH: Moose’s at bats are so ugly that Danny Trejo’s Machete looks good to me.
“You don’t get good chemistry from winning. You get good chemistry before you win.”
Joel Goldberg, on the Royals’ team chemistry, 810 AM
GH: Goldberg sounds like he flunked balancing equations his junior year. Chemistry doesn’t exist in spring training. There is no chemistry when there are no games. Chemistry is the byproduct of a team succeeding. Chemistry is one of the most misused terms in sports by the media. Chemistry is nothing more than a loud burp after a good meal. It doesn’t happen without the meal.
“Just go out and not have any long losing streaks.”
Joel Goldberg, on what he wants from the Royals, 810 AM
GH: We will not be inviting Joel into the office this year to assist our sales team with their goal-setting forecasts. Geez, can we get at least the semblance of some swag around this team’s leeches? Is there one real person who covers this team from the inside who has Big Papi’s nads? One?
“Now, are the Royals making up the game with Boston that was canceled on Friday?”
Kevin Harlan, in a Monday morning interview with Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty, 810 AM
GH: Somehow Harlan missed the news of one of the Royals’ biggest doubleheader sweeps in the past 20 years. SSJ quickly changed the topic to the upcoming Chiefs’ draft. Save credited to St. John.
“There’s never been an accurate weight on my driver’s license in my entire life.”
Ellen Schenk, long-time KMBZ morning newscaster, responding to a report that the reason southern states are always depicted as being the fattest is that southerners don’t lie as much as other areas of the country when it comes to telling their weight, 980 AM
GH: I just checked my driver’s license – 180 pounds. I’m cheating mine by five pounds… Ten if I had a half slab from Oklahoma Joe’s for lunch.
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