Jeff Kent has demonstrated beyond any doubt that he has an advanced degree from justsc. That sort of advanced education is the only way that Jeff's mind could have decided, "Hey, I haven't made a total fool of myself for ... let's see, several hours. How about if I bad mouth Vinnie":
Dodger second baseman Jeff Kent made it clear in this interview with Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers that anyone who thinks Manny Ramirez has helped him has no idea what he is talking about.
This despite Kent hitting .500 since Ramirez's arrival and raising his batting average by 20 points.
The Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster, incurred Kent's rath for mentioning it on his broadcast.
"Vin Scully talks too much," Kent said about a guy who has made a living for six decades with perhaps the most iconic voice in baseball history.
When Simers pointed out that Scully was making the same point as a lot of people, Kent answered "see my answer to the first question. Listen, I'm so tired of talking about this stuff. It diminishes my whole career and all the hard work. I take it as an insult."
There is no one in the world more down on announcers than I am, but I have nothing bad to say about Vinnie. Sure, I've heard him make a mistake or two, but he made no more when I left LA than he did when he moved to LA. Kent, who will be remembered about as long as Jeff Hamilton. Vinnie taught baseball and to two or three generations of Californians. Jeff has alienated all of them with one stupid statement. What in the world was he thinking.
OK, Jeff, OK. It's all Vinnie's fault. Someday they'll make a movie about Vinnie, and call it Amadeus. And the opening of the show will have F. Murray Abraham playing Jeff Kent in the nuthouse.