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Your nominee for biggest jerk prospect of the year

May 28, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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Is the Rays’ Josh Sale. Who, as Deadspin reports, bragged on his Facebook page about throwing loose change at a stripper and then, using crappy grammar, called her a “hoe.”

Too bad he’s hurt and hasn’t played a game this year. He’d fit nicely on a team that features Josh Leuke and Yunel Escobar.

  1. js20011041 - May 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Idiot. Everyone knows you don’t throw loose change at a stripper. You tie fishing line to a dollar bill, that way you can pull it back out. The lessons of Al Bundy are the gift that keep on giving.

    • dondada10 - May 28, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      If throwing dollars at a girl is “making it rain,” what is throwing change at a girl considered? Making it hail?

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - May 28, 2013 at 3:34 PM

        being an asshole?

      • biasedhomer - May 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM

        Make it hail= change
        Make it snow= diamonds

      • bigleagues - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

        Depends greatly on the “exotic dancer” in question. It’s more likely being generous than anything.

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Yeah, well the life support machine called and….THAT’S WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID!!

  3. brewcrewfan54 - May 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    The picture that accompanies the Deadspin article is the iceing on the cake.

  4. kcroyal - May 28, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Luke Scott is another asshat he’d fit in with.

  5. lukescottsbedsidemanner - May 28, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Even I think this is WAY over the line. A pig-spear to your buttocks, Josh.

  6. 13arod - May 28, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    luke scott is a good person

    • lukescottsbedsidemanner - May 28, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Thank you. And he has an AWESOME BedSideManner

      • rocketsteadman - May 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM

        Man I hope you created your profile just for that comment

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - May 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM

        I created it for all the Tampa Girls I stare at.

      • indaburg - May 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        I bet you wouldn’t throw change at a hooker.

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - May 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        /stares at Indaburg and doesn’t say anything

      • indaburg - May 28, 2013 at 3:55 PM

        Sheesh. Freak.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM

        Man, am I glad I’m not from Tampa.

      • stex52 - May 28, 2013 at 4:42 PM

        Excuse me Miss, is this man bothering you?

      • indaburg - May 28, 2013 at 5:08 PM

        Why, yes, stex. He is.

    • js20011041 - May 28, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      No one who respects Ted Nugent is a good person. It’s unpossible. If Ted Nugent is someone you look up to, the absolute best you can aspire to be, is average. And that’s on a good day.

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - May 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM


      • hotdogfinger - May 28, 2013 at 3:15 PM

        Was I alone or in a hunter’s dream?

      • stlouis1baseball - May 29, 2013 at 9:04 AM

        “No one who respects Ted Nugent is a good person.”


  7. killabri - May 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    It seems that the number 50 must be Josh’s favorite number, because the 50 cents he threw at the stripper is equal to the number of games he was suspended for failing a drug test that he only just recently returned from.

    If there is another photo that just screams d-bag more than that one, I’d like to see it.

  8. number42is1 - May 28, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    It takes a special kind of asshole to call someone a gardening tool!

  9. Stiller43 - May 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Not that its up for discussion, but isnt “hoe” a gardening tool and “ho” short for whore?

    They may both be accepted, but i think thats only because people ignorant of the spelling just added an “e” and it kinda took off.

    Sorry, ho-e annoys me. :)

    • bobwsc - May 28, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      ‘ho’ should be shared by those wanting to abbreviate ‘hooker’ as well.

      • timmmah10 - May 29, 2013 at 7:06 AM

        I always thought making it snow meant you covered your hands in coccaine and did the Lebron clap over the stage, and then watch the strippers run into the cloud for a contact bump.

  10. Darkoestrada - May 28, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Yunel Escobar may be an idiot and a jerk but I still don’t think it’s fair to lump him with these 2.

  11. thebadguyswon - May 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Deadspin calling athletes out for being assholes is the height of hypocrisy.

    • Kevin S. - May 28, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      It’s only hypocrisy if they pretend they aren’t. Fortunately, Deadspin knows they’re a bunch of dicks.

    • eightyraw - May 28, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Yeah I can’t believe the site that published evidence of Brett Favre’s sexual harassment history would publish other information about athletes being awful humans.

      This is Deadspin’s M.O. You can question the tone of the site or the motivations behind some of the articles, but most of the asshole athlete stories are credible pieces of journalism.

      • thebadguyswon - May 28, 2013 at 4:47 PM

        They are the TMZ of sports – tabloid “journalism”. If you like it, so be it. Personally, I think its bottom-feeding garbage.

      • Kevin S. - May 28, 2013 at 5:16 PM

        They have some tabloid journalism, sure. But they also do some of the best investigative sports journalism this side of OTL and Charles Robinson.

      • eightyraw - May 28, 2013 at 5:23 PM

        Expose on the Chargers team doctor being a pill-popping quack, discovery of Brett Favre’s transgressions, lifting the curtain on Te’o’s fake girlfriend: this is all serious journalism. I’m not claiming that everything the site publishes is Pulitzer-worthy. But mainstream outlets all ignored these stories despite the facts being readily available. We don’t dismiss all Sports Illustrated as “tabloid journalism”, yet their Manti Te’o article was a puff piece that published lies.

        Don’t forget that the National Enquirer broke the John Edwards story nearly a year before any “credible” outlet. Journalism can be found in unlikely places.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - May 28, 2013 at 7:12 PM

        Also note that the site has undergone a huge change since AJ left (he was the one who published the Jenn Sterger/Brett Favre* information). They still have their gotcha moments, but they also do far more investigative journalism than say, ESPN.

        *the Jenn Sterger story was one of the biggest dick moves they could have pulled. Sterger gave AJ the information and asked him to hold off on publishing any of it. After waiting, AJ essentially informed Sterger that he was going ahead with the story even if she didn’t want it published. I think it was part of the reason he got bumped up the gawker network to get him away from controlling Deadspin.

  12. modellforprez - May 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    yeah he is upset. the argument carried over outside it was his sister that he found in the strip club. and he was visibly upset.

  13. phillyphannn83 - May 28, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    js20011041 May 28, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

    No one who respects Ted Nugent is a good person. It’s unpossible. If Ted Nugent is someone you look up to, the absolute best you can aspire to be, is average. And that’s on a good day.
    UNpossible??? Man, I hope that was intentional.

    • nategearhart - May 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      Taken from a great scene in The Simpsons:

      • js20011041 - May 28, 2013 at 5:37 PM

        I’m also partial to Ralph referring to Superintendent Chalmers as “Super Nintendo Chalmers.”

  14. sisisisisisisi - May 28, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    The same stripper should go to his game and let him have in his face the 50 cents back … in pennies

  15. thomas844 - May 28, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    I have a feeling we will be seeing a picture of Rachael Leigh Cook accompanying the next article written about Josh Sale.

  16. indaburg - May 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Rays, I love you, but you’re making it very hard to defend you. I joke about writing stern letters to Bud Selig, the Canadian government (you know what you did) et al. I am going to write a letter to the Rays. The letter will probably accomplish nothing other than allowing me to vent, but I’m going to encourage other Rays fans to do the same. This pattern of behavior should not be tolerated.

    Look, Rays, I turned the other way when you signed Luke Scott. I might disagree with his politics and he had a history of possible racist behavior toward a Latino, but reportedly, his Latino teammates love him. He’s even fluent in Spanish. Escobar? It was a cultural misunderstanding. He’s stupid, but not willfully ignorant. He learned his lesson. Lueke? Oh, boy. I held my nose. It’s not a pattern, I rationalized. He apologized to his victim. Now this piece of shit? Do you really want to piss me off and lose a very, very loyal fan? Do you, Rays? Don’t test me. The Oakland A’s are looking mighty good lately. I might be looking for an underdog team that lacks a fan base and large resources–a team whose ownership doesn’t disrespect them–in the very near future. Call me.

    • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      Why do they have to be underdogs?

      • indaburg - May 28, 2013 at 5:03 PM

        It’s a sickness of mine. I can’t help it. Detroit has a chance. I mean, the whole city is an underdog.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 5:18 PM

        True. And, we are the adopted home of refugee Feesh. Think about it. 😉

      • indaburg - May 28, 2013 at 5:20 PM

        I’ve got a little Twitter campaign going. Let me see if the Rays drop this ass hat.

        This would really break my heart. 😦

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 5:25 PM

        It’s hard in Florida.

      • indaburg - May 28, 2013 at 5:29 PM

        Baseball fandom in Florida is not for the faint hearted, no.

      • nbjays - May 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

        Come cheer for the Beavz, ‘burgie… we got lots of refugee Feesh and a knuckleball pitcher. 😉

    • stex52 - May 28, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      I’m sorry to say it, Inda, but if their personal lives don’t interfere, the GM’s gonna try anybody. I’ve liked the way Tampa Bay operates in the past, but maybe this is part of the price of looking for bargains.

      It’s a zero-sum world out there. I guess the GM has to hold his nose some, too.

      • indaburg - May 28, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        We have to draw the line somewhere, stex. Is our dignity completely for sale? I’d rather be a last place team than win with someone like this.

        Operation Dump Joshua Sale is in full effect.

  17. ltzep75 - May 28, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Normally, I’d assume Joe Madden would give the offending/offensive player a book to read and meditate upon, but considering the spelling and/or grammar of the tweet, I’m guessing it will be an audio-tape.

  18. puckmepuckyou - May 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    His mom would be proud. Apparently she needed the change.

  19. randygnyc - May 28, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Inda- there’s always room for you here on the dark side. Contrary to some defaming rumors in the past, there will be no history test on the Yankees winning ways in order to be accepted. Although I have no idea what you look like, consider that everyone looks better in pinstripes!!

  20. tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    “YOU’RE” a stripper. Not “YOUR”.


    Also, “HO” not “HOE” (Unless she was very skinny).

    • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM

      Do you know how hard I’ve had to work not to make a Dan Quayle joke?

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 8:27 PM

        I know what you mean.

        I am constantly trying to fight the urge to make Dan Quayle jokes.

        But at least people remember him. Try picking up a girl at a bar by saying “Want to see my Dukakis?”

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 8:31 PM

        We’re in rain delay. Want.To.Play.A.Game?

        Guy Pearce (Is that one easy?)

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 8:48 PM

        Guy Pearce is tough because, at least what I remember him from, he’s somewhat eccentric in his choices (I never saw L.A. Confidential but I’m reasonably sure he was in that, but I won’t use it)….

        So I will go Memento with….shit, lets have some real fun….Joe Pantoliano who was in Risky Business (Rebecca Demornay’s pimp) with Bronson Pinchot who was in True Romance with Brad Pitt and that brings us to Sleepers.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 8:59 PM

        Wait, that one was too easy. Pearce was in Count of Monte Cristo with Jim Caviezel who was in Thin Red Line with Sean Penn which brings you to Sleepers.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 9:06 PM

        Count of Monte Cristo was great, and Jim and Guy strike me as similar because they are in a lot of stuff that just flies under the (or at least my) radar.

        I never saw The Thin Red Line though.

        But through Caviezel I can bring you to Jeremy Sisto in the movie Unknown (a very obscure but interesting movie like Memento but no where near the impact)….from there lets go to Thirteen with Holly Hunter which brings us to The Piano with Harvey Keitel and Mr. Robert Deniro in Mean Streets. And now we find ourselves, once again, at Sleepers.

        (I don’t care so much about finding the quickest connection….I just like to follow the string).

        Interestingly, I can get to Pearce through the same movies I mentioned before in the same number of moves…..Risky Business with Tom Cruise to Rain Man with Dustin Hoffman to Sleepers….but it’s more fun to go with Balki Bartokomous.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 9:10 PM

        Or, Caviezel was in some thriller with Ashley Judd and I feel like she should get you to Bacon…

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM

        Holy crap….I just spelled Balki’s name by guess….and looked it up to see if I was right (I assumed it would turn out being Bartokimis)….but I spelled that spot the hell on.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 9:17 PM

        This is off memory, and I’m not looking it up but was he her husband in Twisted? Morgan Freeman I think was in that too? Or am I mixing elements of Twisted and Double Jeopardy?

        But damn has Ashley Judd made a LOT of forgettable movies….I’m not going to lie, I am not 100% on this string but I’m ppppreeeetty sure….Judd to Sorvino in their HBO movie about Marilyn Monroe (Ashley played Norma Jean and Mira played Marilyn) to Jason Patric in the movie Mimic and then we’re at Sleepers.

        I’m going to post it before I double check on Jason Patric being the lead in Mimic.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 9:19 PM

        Oh, yeah, Double Jeopardy.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 9:20 PM

        AWWW DAMMIT!

        Fail on the Brolin/Patric confusion.

        I can’t be the only one who gets those two confused.

        But holy shit….Guillermo Del Toro directed Mimic.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 9:23 PM

        What about Tim Blake Nelson?

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 9:22 PM


        It was actually High Crimes.

        I had both him and Freeman right but I COMPLETELY forgot that movie.

        I have seen a lot of Ashley Judd movies that were all the same basic movie.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 9:33 PM

        Now you’re going with “That guys”?

        But shit, that is easier than hell because I’m pretty sure he was in Oh Brother Where Art Thou which puts you into the Coen Brothers cannon which gets you to Brad Pitt and then Sleepers.

        But I’ll do it while avoiding Brad Pitt AND Sleepers…..but it may take some steps….here we go…..

        Tim Blake Nelson was in The Good Girl with Jennifer Aniston and John C. Reilly….Let’s do a looooong one….Aniston to Office Space with Ron Livingston which gets us to Vince Vaughn in Swingers….hahaha….this is actually really weird but I have the string and it is….esoteric…..The priest in Swingers, the leprechaun looking little dude with white hair….well he was in the movie Bio-Dome with Pauly Shore….who was in Son-in-Law with Carla Gugino….Carla Gugino was Michael J. Fox’s girlfriend on Spin City for a season….and Paula Marshall also played MJF’s girlfriend on Spin City….and she also played Sean’s girlfriend on Nip/Tuck (she diarrhea’d the hot tub) and Rhona Mitra and her dickless brother were the huge “Carver” storyline reveal on that show also (When it jumped the shark completely? Probably)….

        My point being, she was in The Hollow Man with Mr. Bacon.

        So if you don’t care about length you can give me “So-and-so through Pauly Shore”.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 9:38 PM

        Hmmm, I could just hit you with actors from Oklahoma generally. Megan Mullally is too easy, obviously. Wes Studi might be too hard. How about Jeanne Tripplehorn?

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM


        Jeanne Tripplehorn?

        I don’t actually know who Wes Studi is….

        But JT was in Basic Instinct with Michael Douglas who was in The Game with Sean Penn which brings us to Mystic River.

        I wanted to work in Waterworld though so….JT in Waterworld with Dennis Hopper in Speed with (Well, Keanu Reeves who was in The Matrix with Carrie Anne Moss which brings us back to the Memento thread from earlier) but we’ll go Sandra Bullock which goes to Jason Patric in Speed II and we’re back to….urrggg….Sleepers….so let’s instead go with Jason Patric in The Lost Boys with Jami Gertz and we’re at Quicksilver.

        Which I feel better about.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM

        You know Wes Studi. Think that Last of the Mohicans BS or Dances with Wolves.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM

        Nope. Looked him up.

        I have seen very few of the things he’s been in, and remember him from none.

        I should see Last of the Mohicans though because there may be no one on earth who I respect in their craft more than DDL.

        If someone was like “Look, this guy is the best carpenter ever” I’d be like “Can he build a house with just his left foot?”

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM

        Don’t see Last of the Mohicans then. It will disappoint. It wasn’t a craft film for him and the script was more racist than the book ever thought of being.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 10:28 PM

        There’s no way his performance in that movie couldn’t by itself be worth watching.

        He could make watching someone watching paint dry interesting.

        Seriously….I watched ALL of There Will Be Blood….AND I enjoyed it….and I’m still pretty sure aside from him beating that kid to death nothing actually happened.

      • historiophiliac - May 28, 2013 at 10:31 PM

        Ok. Watch it, and when you’re done, let me know so I can tell you I told you so.

      • tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 10:36 PM

        Fine. I will.

        As soon as I have 3 free hours to watch a 20 year old movie instead of something pressingly urgent (Like “Hey, I wonder if our 3D TV can make Friday the 13th Part 3’s 3D pop”….(answer….kinda))….

        This has been fun but I have to bail. The wife’s been doing take-home work all night but now she’s over it and wants some attention….IF you know what I mean *wink wink*…..(we’re probably going to watch recorded episodes of Judge Judy).

  21. sisisisisisisi - May 28, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    … Is the Rays’ Josh Sale. Who, as Deadspin reports, bragged on his Facebook page about throwing loose change at a stripper and then, using crappy grammar, called her a “hoe.” …


    If you notice his shirt

    • stlouis1baseball - May 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Wow. That was terrible sissi. I had to stop it at the 54 second mark. Bad…bad…bad stuff.
      I mean…just…Bad.

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