Thursday, January 22, 2009

Smaller Than Life

With the latest technology our crack staff was able to simulate what would have happened if Jeff Kent had just acted like the rookie he was and had just worn the damn clown suit.

Now that he's retired, the question becomes whether Kent is a Hall of Famer. Excuse me for not saying nice things about a guy just because he retired, but when I see a Hall of Famer walking down the street, I'm usually taken aback by somebody who's larger than life. When I see Jeff Kent walk down the street I wonder if my car will be ready at the shop.

Numbers are numbers. And they'll get him in. But when you think of Jeff Kent, what do you think of? Do you think of anything he's done on the baseball field? Or do you think of him falling off his motorcycle and lying about it? Do you think of him fighting with Barry Bonds? Do you think of the clown suit? I mean ... this is a Hall of Famer?

But seriously Jeff, thanks for the memories. And thanks for waiting until leaving Flushing to start knocking in runs and becoming a "Hall of Famer". Maybe now that you're retired you can come back to help christen Citi Field: The House Jeff Kent Had Nothing To Do With.

13 comments:

MetFanMac said...

Good riddance.

hbrill61 said...

No doubt,first ballot,hall of fame!!Yes his numbers really took off when He joined the Giants but with us they were not to bad...I'd take that production from the 2nd base position anytime.

Jeff Kent said...

eat my poop

Carlos Baerga said...

no, eat my poop

Anonymous said...

People forget that in 2001 jeff kent hit behind barry bonds allowing him to reach 73 homeruns. I don't want to get into the steroids but facts are facts...

Kazuo Matsui said...

No, eat mine.

Luis Castillo said...

no. eat my poop

Bill Mazeroski said...

Oh yeah, they should definitely let Jeff Kent in... Then they should change the name from the "Hall of Fame" to the "Hall of Good Players"

Brett Saberhagen said...

If you guys are eating poop...

schneck said...

A classy comment thread for a classy player.

Anonymous said...

Then they should change the name from the "Hall of Fame" to the "Hall of Good Players"

With Jim Rice's induction, I'm pretty sure they already did that.

Mets Tailgate said...

Who cares if he looks or feels like a HOF'er? If his on-field performance (stats) merit induction into the Hall, then so be it. I bet half the guys in the Hall don't look or feel like all-time greats. Doesn't mean they aren't some of the best players ever.

Roberto Alomar said...

all of you can eat my poop