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Miguel Montero: the Diamondbacks are going to “shock the world”

May 1, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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I have a love/hate thing with Miguel Montero. On the one hand he’s got a habit of calling out other players all the time for their “immaturity” or simply calling them names. Included in this are former teammates, one of whom had no idea Montero (or whichever former Dback said it, though Montero is a top suspect) thought poorly of them when they played for the team, which suggests that Montero is less than the straight-shooting, plain talking dude he makes himself out to be.

On the other hand, you gotta love a guy who says stuff like the the Diamondbacks are “going to shock the world” after hitting a walkoff homer. Yes, the Dbacks are 9-22, but hey, viva confidence. Plus, as he said it, he was wearing a Double Bubble crown:

And hey, maybe Montero is mellowing as time goes on. The guy he called out as “immature” last year was Yasiel Puig, and one of the big data points of his alleged immaturity was that he slid into home plate following a homer last season. And whaddaya know, Montero himself slid into home after his walkoff job last night.

So, Miguel: please keep doing and saying crazy crap and keep pushing the bounds of stuff propriety on the baseball diamond. It’s such a better look on you than that petty and snippy crap you’re known for.

  1. johnnysoda - May 1, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    I mean, if your team needs to win 13 more games in a row just to get to .500, best to not say things like that.

    • [citation needed] fka COPO - May 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM

      Maybe they’re going for the worst team of all time?

      • Professor Fate - May 1, 2014 at 9:53 AM

        Then the “world” certainly won’t be shocked as they are well on their way.

  2. Professor Fate - May 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    The Dubble Bubble Clown. With grit.

  3. chacochicken - May 1, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Catchers, man.

  4. elpendejo59 - May 1, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    The D-Backs already are shocking the world. I had no idea they’d be THIS bad. I am shocked.

  5. thomas844 - May 1, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Even if they do turn it around and win the division, I wouldn’t say that is “shocking the world.” Parts of the United States, yes, but not the world.

    • renaado - May 1, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      Definitely, here in our country we don’t even know what and who the D-Backs are. But some people in Australia probably would though.

  6. Kevin S. - May 1, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    You know Miguel, most people aren’t actually shocked that grit is no substitute for talent.

  7. Pat Richardson - May 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    For the world to be shocked about something happening in Arizona, the D’Backs must be planning something pretty grand. Anything short of them stealing the moon, and the world will collectively shrug “Didn’t they pass that ‘show me your papers’ law? God they suck.”
    -Pat, an Arizonan

    • nsauser - May 1, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      The Dbacks will shock the world when they have to ride out a 40 win season and being unable to fire their manager and GM because they have no suitable replacements in house. Too many Yes men and cronies.

  8. bh192012 - May 1, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Why do people bother to hate professional athletes?

    • kevinbnyc - May 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      I’m pretty sure I’d hate Miguel Montero whether he was a professional athlete or not.

  9. Tim's Neighbor - May 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    A player acts like a jerk and Craig swoons. He’s like the baseball version of my high school girlfriend.

  10. nsauser - May 1, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Why is no one commenting on Cindy Brunson’s weird Dbacks nightclub dress?

    • gloccamorra - May 1, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      Probably because the on-screen staff have their wardrobes chosen for them. When Dick Enberg took over the Padres play by play, he insisted the analyst, former pitcher Mark Grant, wear a suit and tie! And he’d just bought a Fred Flintstone sweatshirt.

  11. ptfu - May 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Dubble, Bubble, toil and trouble
    D-back grit, basement rubble.

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