Friday, April 29, 2011

Roger McDowell should be fired.

I don't care if he's a good pitching coach or not, he's a lousy human being.

"The altercation at AT&T Park in San Francisco took place last Saturday during batting practice. Justin Quinn was in the stands with his wife and nine-year-old twin daughters when he noticed McDowell hectoring three men and asking them, "Are you guys a homo couple or a threesome?"
After the coach made crude sexual gestures with his hips and a bat, Quinn said he shouted, "Hey there are kids out here." According to Quinn, McDowell said kids don't belong at a baseball park, picked up a bat, walked up to Quinn and asked him, "How much are your teeth worth?"
Quinn said he felt threatened and was unsure whether McDowell intended to hit him.
"My kids are in panic mode ... they're like grabbing onto me," Quinn said Wednesday during a news conference at the office of prominent Los Angeles lawyer Gloria Allred. "I'm talking to him, trying to calm him down and the kids are screaming."
Some parents who were in the stands with their children began to boo at McDowell and came down to retrieve their kids. Quinn said eventually McDowell walked away.

"I am deeply sorry that I responded to the heckling fans in San Francisco," McDowell said in a statement, his only public comment on the matter. "I apologize to everyone for my actions.""

That's got to be the worst apology in history. Roger can go and join up with John Rocker and Rob Dibble (and many others) in the baseball asshole club.



  1. I'm not quite ready to call for Roger McDowell's job yet. Yes, he did something that he's sorry about.

    But we don't know for sure that the plaintiff's version of events is completely accurate. If McDowell really did everything he's said to have done, I would not want him representing my organization.

    He deserves the benefit of the doubt until an investigation can determine the facts.

  2. I don't think it's a legal case, so it's probably a complainant not a plaintiff.

    From the story:

    ""I have been contacted by other fans who allege that they witnessed the incidents in question and who state that they corroborate the conduct which we allege," Allred said in an email. "We are providing all relevant evidence to the commissioner for his investigation."

  3. has any of these alleged acts been proven yet? or are we just jumping on the lynchwagon?

  4. There are multiple witnesses, as the story clearly indicates. Read the story.