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Hey, John Rocker: Where’s my money, bitch?

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So I was at the gym about an hour ago when a friend on Twitter DMed me this …

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Yes, that’s John Rocker. And he’s wearing a LIBERALS SUCK shirt.

Now, long ago this sort of thing might have bothered me. Or, perhaps, resulted in some sort of holier-than-thou blog post about Rocker’s choices in life since our 1999 drive through hell. But as I sit here, approaching my 46th birthday and secure in the life I live, I only have one question for John: Where’s my money, bitch?

I’m kidding.

Sort of.

(And not about the bitch part.)

John has a website where he sells all sorts of stuff. T-shirts for $20, signed jerseys for $100. He’s been peddling SPEAK ENGLISH goodies for a few years—but the LIBERALS SUCK and LIBERALS ARE PUSSIES items are new and particularly exciting.

Here, however, is what really caught my eye. In a section headlined IN THE WINDSHIELD, Rocker sort of explains himself as a 2018 entity. Here is what he writes:

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Well, here’s the thing: I say bravo! Sincerely—bravo! In the years after the infamous article, Rocker routinely tried to convince people he wasn’t the knuckle-dragging neanderthal portrayed by Sports Illustrated. Only, well, he was a knuckle-dragging neanderthal. But now, to his credit, he’s owning it. He’s saying, “Hey, this is me, this is who I am—now buy my shit.” There’s a certain liberating quality to that, if you think about it. John Rocker admitting he’s John Rocker.

And, along those lines, don’t I deserve some credit? A percentage of shirt sales? Without that article, John Rocker—according to Baseball Reference—is these guys …

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Last I checked, Sean Doolittle’s T-shirts haven’t been selling so well.

PS: John Rocker served nary a day in the military, used PEDs to cheat his way into the Majors and has milked everything he can out of an article written by a man he once called “a typical Jew with an agenda.” If that ain’t textbook “pussy” material, what is?

PPS: This was pretty great, from a Twitter follower …

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2 replies on “Hey, John Rocker: Where’s my money, bitch?”

Because of players like John Rocker, nowadays, when a team is being built, strong consideration is given to a player’s character and personality, and how they behave and speak off the field. It goes a long way towards team chemistry which translates into winning a lot more games, and winning championships. Players like Rocker make me appreciate “class act” guys like Derek Jeter, Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorious, Giancarlo Stanton, and Tony Gwynn even more.

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JFK wasn’t a liberal, to suggest he was is BS. He was probably a total centrist or slightly right of despite being a democrat. His policy and philosophy was different from his dear old brother Ted.

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