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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Star-Ledger: Burke: Wagner finds alpacas soothing, Philly fans irritating

Bah!...In the old days Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo wudda said…“If I gotta go down on the field…alpaca 45”!

Billy Wagner, on going back to Citizens Bank Park…..Oh, I’m going to have a big, old bull’s-eye on my back. But I’m going to approach it like I do everything else. I’ve got three hours to spend with you. You want to spend your three hours yelling at me? Go ahead. Then I’ll go home and go to sleep. You’ll get to tell your grandkids that you yelled at me for three hours. If you want to stand there and yell at me—as long as you’re not saying anything about my family—you can call me whatever you want to call me. I don’t care because I think it’s hilarious. I spent most of my time (in the bullpen) laughing at these people. I think Major League Baseball should have some of these fans come down out of the stands. One’s going to hit and one’s going to pitch and it’s going to be in a big situation. Let’s see how easy it is. They sit up there and tell me how easy is it. ‘I could do that. You bum. You (stink).’ All right, find out how it is. Come down here.

Repoz Posted: February 26, 2006 at 12:51 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dr Love Posted: February 26, 2006 at 01:36 PM (#1875680)
If you want to stand there and yell at me—as long as you’re not saying anything about my family—you can call me whatever you want to call me. I don’t care because I think it’s hilarious.

Obviously you care if you're ranting about it.
   2. mathesond Posted: February 26, 2006 at 02:35 PM (#1875692)
Rant? What rant?
   3. Jeff Miller Posted: February 26, 2006 at 04:29 PM (#1875722)
"Wagner finds alpacas soothing"
It's alopecia!
   4. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: February 26, 2006 at 06:14 PM (#1875773)
Umm, isn't this kind of "dog bites man" journalism...

"Philly Fans Found To Be Stressfull"

yeah, we know

It would have been interesting if Wagner would have brought up the fans himself, but it took two leading questions to get him there. Real deep.

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