Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson, whose team lost to Braun and the rest of the Brewers in the 2011 NLDS, isn’t happy with a simple admission and apology. He had some harsh words for the embattled slugger on Sunday afternoon. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic:
“I said this a long time ago: I think that people should have an opportunity to ask him some questions and have him answer them unrehearsed. Something tells me he’s getting really prepared for just about anything that they could throw at him.
“I’m not surprised he hasn’t addressed people. He probably doesn’t give a (expletive) about me. He’s got it really good. I was one of the guys who went through many things – work stoppages, etc. – so that he could do that. I would hope that he respects me and everybody who stood up for him before he played the game. Everybody looks at it differently, but if he thinks he’s giving back to the game, he has a different idea of how to give back than I do.”
...“Everybody listened to his line of (expletive), so you take him at face value,” Gibson said, referring to Braun’s press conference in spring training of 2012. “All things considered, we should have won [Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS]. All things considered, the last game, we tied it up and we had a chance to win it. There were other times in my career when I did overcome cheaters. We had our chance.”
Posted: August 18, 2013 at 01:38 PM | 19 comment(s)
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