Who could ever forget the statements made by John Rocker, ex-Atlanta Braves relief pitcher, about taking the subway to Shea Stadium?
- On ever playing for a New York team: "I would retire first. It's the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you're [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing."
- On New York City itself: "The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. I'm not a very big fan of foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?"
- On New York Met's fans: Nowhere else in the country do people spit at you, throw bottles at you, throw quarters at you, throw batteries at you and say, 'Hey, I did your mother last night — she's a whore.' I talked about what degenerates they were and they proved me right. (Source)
"...The media have declared themselves judge, jury and executioner in the world of free speech and political correctness, and if you offer up an opinion they don't agree with, rest assured they are going to put the crosshairs right on you."
Arguing that Americans' rights are being taken away due to the war on terror: "You know what? We lost (technically). The terrorists have won. My nation is no longer free."
He says he's not against immigrants, but against those who fail to assimilate in the United States and exploit our system: "While many immigrants arrive in this country eager to work and build a better life, thousands of foreigners cross our borders each day with intentions to exploit the many taxpayer-funded government social programs such as medical care, social security, welfare, and free housing..." (Source)
You buyin' that the man was taken out of context?
As president Obama so delicately said about Sarah Palin in 2008, "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig!"
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