Pearlman: Give ‘Em Enough Rope (sent this over to
Rocker says he’s written the book partly in response to a 1999 Sports Illustrated article that he says ruined his good name forever.
Interviewed during Eyewitness News at 6 Wednesday, he referred to the old proverb that says “Don’t pick up fight with a guy who buys ink by the truckload.”
He told 13WMAZ’s Frank Malloy, “I decided to buy my own truck.”
...Rocker says he wrote the book with J. Marshall Craig to add “meat” and context to those statements.
Some of the “meat” according to Rocker:
“The media have declared themselves judge, jury and executioner in the world of free speech and political correctness, and if you offer up an opinion they don’t agree with, rest assured they are going to put the crosshairs right on you.”
Arguing that Americans’ rights are being taken away due to the war on terror: “You know what? We lost (technically). The terrorists have won. My nation is no longer free.”
...Talking baseball, Rocker has praise for Braves manager Bobby Cox and former Yankees manager Joe Torre, and many of his teammates.
But not for baseball commissioner Bud Selig, whom he calls “a true cretin,” “idiot,” “head dummy,” and a “moron of extreme proportions.”
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