Wednesday, January 9, 2013
KEN BURNS HAS A FILTHY MOUTH
HERE.) The exchange was brilliant.
The Hollywood Reporter: "Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Mike Piazza are all on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Would you vote for them?"
Ken Burns: "No"
The Hollywood Reporter: "Ever?"
Ken Burns: "I want them to suffer for a while … We know some pitchers extended their playing careers, we know some people hit the ball farther, but nobody hit .406, nobody had a 56-game hitting streak, no pitcher won 30 games, no pitcher won 35 games, no pitcher won 25 games. Maybe that helps you make it less onerous, but at the same time, those motherf---ers should suffer for a while."
Hey look, here's my take on this; Making someone suffer for committing a horrific crime, like murder, I get that. But these players, whoever they are, injected themselves with whatever for selfish reasons and make themselves superior than their peers. Again, who knows if some of them did it, who knows how long they did it for and it's a gray area. It's always been a gray area. Me, personally, as much as I love Burns and his work... he crossed the line in my opinion. Bottom line, the guy made a Baseball documentary... he's not God. I mean, if you listen to any of the sports writers, they are all struggling with this decision. It's not easy, but at the end of the day, this isn't a life or death situation.
When the announcement on the voting comes down, we'll bring you a report on it. We'll leave it at that.
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