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Quote of the Day: Dallas Braden

Sep 8, 2010, 8:48 AM EDT

Sensitivity towards those with potentially fatal diseases ain't big in the 209.

Dallas Braden’s assessment of his performance against the Mariners in last night’s 7-5 loss:

“Brutal to quite brutal. I’ve
seen less bleeding at a hemophiliac convention.”

Why do I have this feeling that there will be a strongly worded letter from these guys in Braden’s future, followed by an awkward apology?

  1. SouthofHeaven - Sep 8, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    I don’t even want to THINK about how big the $#!+storm would be if A-Rod had said this.

  2. SouthofHeaven - Sep 8, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    I don’t even want to THINK about how big the $H!+storm would be if A-Rod had said this.

  3. roboninja - Sep 8, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    I love that SouthofHeaven replied twice, but used different punctuation to self-censor each time.
    It’s an off-hand comment. The fact tht we are becoming so overly PC as to a comment as tame as this gets called into question is utterly ridiculous. People need to stop searching for offense in everything.

  4. Bull Durham - Sep 8, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    It all depends on what kind of person you want to be. If you want to be someone who doesn’t give a crap about anyone but yourself then go ahead and make off-hand comments about situations that you don’t know anything about but which other people struggle with very seriously every day. Then, when someone calls you out on your bullsh*t, you can act indignant about how no one has a sense of humor anymore because they didn’t get your clearly hilarious joke.

  5. micker716 - Sep 8, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    I just get the feeling that the more we hear from Dallas Braden the more we are all going to realize that he is an idiot.

  6. BC - Sep 8, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Clearly this dude is not one of the great minds in the history of Western Civilization.
    Why not just say, “I sucked”.

  7. birdmancometh - Sep 8, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Point taken man, but seriously, lighten up.

  8. matt - Sep 8, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    I have to reluctantly give in. Dallas Braden has won. I thought people would see through this losers act but thats obviously not the case. The media has again fallen victim to one of these nobody that wants to be a somebody clown who keeps putting themselves in the news to get attention put onto themselves when their play would never justify it. The whole A-Rod incident that went on about 3 months too long, then his grandmom making comments, then him again sending flowers or whatever it was to arod to make amends (while alerting the media of course). Look at this guys mugshot. His swarmy, arrogant face says it all. This is a dime a dozen, mediocre at best, journeyman pitcher who has become a household name simply for his continued antics and the media laps it up like dogs licking up gravy. He’s Dennis Rodman, chad ochocinco, and terrell owens without the actual talent. I said it before and I’ll say it again. Theres not too many people who can get into a confrontation with ARod and end up being the one that comes off as the jerk but this guy did and now we have to hear about him and his “zany” antics and quotes for the rest of eternity.

  9. APBA Guy - Sep 8, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    I think we’re being a bit harsh with Braden. Insensitive locker-room remark? Sure. He doesn’t get the same media training in Oakland that he would in NYC. Even after last night’s showing he still has a 3.47 ERA and is 20 IP over his previous season high from last year. You guys don’t see all the stuff he does with kids in Stockton, or how he has helped with the younger pitchers, especially Gio. And the thing is, he’ll learn from this. Next time he gets nibbled to death like he was last night he’ll stop at “Brutal.”

  10. RichardInBigD - Sep 8, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Especially if he said it while standing on Barden’d mound!

  11. Jonny5 - Sep 8, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Ahhhh, I think people are too thin skinned. He didn’t intend to offend hemophiliacs, he just isn’t smart enough to filter his stupid comments. This is something you can say to your buddy, or teammate. In front of the media? Well let’s just say Braden should just stop talking, he dumb.

  12. Dan in Katonah - Sep 8, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    This is getting more coverage than flies on a starving kid.
    Too soon?

  13. Saints97 - Sep 8, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Terribly ironic that the guy named Bull Durham has no sense of humor.

  14. Old Gator - Sep 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Hey, I see that the National Association of Progeriacs is looking for yet another chairperson this week.

  15. Bull Durham - Sep 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    It’s not about sense of humor. That’s the whole point. I don’t care what Dallas Braden says or does. But I think when he makes a stupid joke about a serious issue, we shouldn’t criticize the people who struggle with that issue as being “too PC” or having no senses of humor when they point out that the joke was stupid and he’s an idiot.

  16. Tony A - Sep 8, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    True, true, true…

  17. Ditto65 - Sep 8, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    You mean you don’t have to be smart to throw a baseball?

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