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Monday, June 18, 2018

Deadspin: Former Blue Jay Kelly Gruber Disinvited From Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame Festivities

That’s Gruber making an excruciatingly awkward, jarringly hostile entrance at PitchTalks, immediately making what seems to be some kind of pass at host Ashley Docking, then responding to her effort to direct his attention to the crowd by shouting over her and declaring her inessential to the proceedings. Docking, to her enormous credit, manages to confront his wildly disrespectful behavior without punching him in the face, which is probably what he deserved.

Is he drunk? Seems like he might be drunk!

 

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Wade Boggs     19.9 13.4  144   13.9 2174 30
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Kelly Gruber   14.3  8.3  121   16.7 1868 26
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DanG Posted: June 18, 2018 at 01:35 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: blue jays, canadian hall of fame, jerks, kelly gruber

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   1. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 18, 2018 at 02:08 PM (#5694470)
Jerk.
   2. Itchy Row Posted: June 18, 2018 at 02:20 PM (#5694479)
Should have had Rance Mulliniks there to platoon with him.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 18, 2018 at 02:20 PM (#5694480)
Looks like Gruber is going with the "Palmeiro" in response, or as we call it here in Illinois, the "Blagojevich":

“There’s two sides to every story and I would love to tell mine,” Gruber said. “Maybe what I said was taken the wrong way. My intention for being there was to honor my teammate and buddy Lloyd, and the interview part went south for a variety of reasons which I will detail at a later date.”
   4. dlf Posted: June 18, 2018 at 02:25 PM (#5694485)
New York gets a drunk Joe Namath trying to kiss Suzie Kulber; Toronto gets Kelly Gruber?
   5. Tim M Posted: June 18, 2018 at 03:19 PM (#5694560)
“There’s two sides to every story and I would love to tell mine,” Gruber said.


That's rich when the entire thing is on the video everyone just saw, start to finish. Wow was that awful.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: June 18, 2018 at 04:52 PM (#5694683)
The ol' "I would love to tell my side of the story which will explain everything and excuse my behavior but this moment, when the media is actually paying attention to me and people would have the chance to hear what I say is not the right time to do it. It is better to wait a few weeks until everybody has forgotten about this incident by which time there will be no point in me re-opening old wounds by telling my side of the story."

I'm sure it was just an hommage to Rod Sterling.
   7. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 18, 2018 at 04:52 PM (#5694684)
My intention for being there was to honor my teammate and buddy Lloyd, and the interview part went south for a variety of reasons which I will detail at a later date.”


Later details: "I was drunk as f*ck and I'm an #######."
   8. Leroy Kincaid Posted: June 18, 2018 at 09:02 PM (#5694816)
Lloyd


Waner? Andrew Webber? Pink F?
   9. DanG Posted: June 18, 2018 at 09:05 PM (#5694823)
Moseby. It's the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductions.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: June 18, 2018 at 09:13 PM (#5694834)
Waner? Andrew Webber? Pink F?

I'll admit that when I first saw that I thought "Graeme Lloyd? Really?" ... then realized it had to be Moseby.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 18, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5694840)
From the way Gruber acted, I was thinking it was Lloyd Christmas.
   12. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 18, 2018 at 10:24 PM (#5694889)
"I'm from Texas" seems to be the new "He's from Barcelona".
   13. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 19, 2018 at 09:05 AM (#5695009)
"I'm from Texas" seems to be the new "He's from Barcelona".


Poor Manuel.
   14. TomH Posted: June 20, 2018 at 08:17 PM (#5696576)
yeah, Gruber was a world class jerk there.

But the writer here, Chris T., just endorsed assault. Since when is vigilante justce encouraged as a punishment for being really obnoxious? It's very sexist, too; you know he wouldn't have written it if the male/female roels were reversed. I know we all FEEL good when the bad guy gets his, but... sorry dude, what you wrote was wrong.

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