Andy Roddick

I sort of like Andy Roddick as a tennis player. But behavior like this is inexcusable. OK, you’re right—it was your left foot that touched the line, not your right. But as Jon Wetheim correctly notes here, picking on this woman is pure thuggery. What are you trying to prove? Who are you trying to impress?

I hate, hate, hate when athletes pick on the innocent—Jayson Werth berating the fan, a manager punching an irritating mascot, a pissed-off player humiliating a young journalist, etc. Adds nothing, but reduces the competitor to a dolt.

2 thoughts on “Andy Roddick”

  1. I think there’s a pretty big difference between yelling at a fan who paid to watch the Phillies, and a hired professional who’s paid to accurately judge part of the game.

    Is the fact that she’s a woman who clearly looks uncomfortable making you more squeamish about it? Because in terms of a player showing up an official, I think Jorge Posada’s freak out last night on Dana DeMuth was just as egregious, no?

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