Jeff Kent to Vin Scully: "Get Bent"

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Don't quote me on that, but Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent isn't paying very much heed to what legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully has to say. Seems that ever since superstar Manny Ramirez came west to Chavez Ravine, the entire L.A. offense has significantly improved in that all-important sabermetric statistic of "runs scored".

Kent himself has jacked his batting average up 28 points and his OPS up 48 points ever since Manny assumed the cleanup spot behind Kent, and Scully has taken notice:

It's obvious, though, everyone noticing it, Kent going into Saturday night's game hitting .500 behind Ramirez, Vin Scully mentioning it during each broadcast.

"Vin Scully talks too much," Kent said.

Wait...what? Vin Scully, the man who called the 1955 World Series, Hank Aaron's 715th home run, Dwight Clark's "catch", Kirk Gibson's walkoff homer in '88, and has been the Dodgers' radio guy for fifty-nine years "talks too much"? Yes, Jeff Kent, Vin Scully has been doing nothing else BUT talk for FIFTY-NINE BASEBALL SEASONS. He certainly does talk too much because he is paid to talk too much, in fact, he was inducted into the hall of fame in 1982 because he talked too much.

Enough of my rant, I actually side with Redneck Jeff Kent on this matter. He's obviously been pestered for three weeks about this whole Manny nonsense and he's sick and tired of it. Sure, he was having an off-year before Ramirez showed up but (a) he's 40 and (b) he's one of the best hitting second basemen in history. So maybe that extra protection behind him in the lineup is just helping him reach his normative level of production. After all, he spent most of this year hitting ahead of jerks like James Loney or Nomar Garciaparra.

Also, Kent was just kidding.

(Photograph stolen from Flickr user Malingering)


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Anyone still have questions why so many of Kent's teammates over the years have tried to punch him?

Vin Scully is more than a man but less than a god.

That faint sound in the distance is Papi crying himself to sleep everynight.

Vin Scully won't play spies with you, but he will offer you a delicious piece of butterscotch hard candy

Jeff Kent drives a nice car from the looks of this picture.

(They're both OLD, you see, see, it's a joke. Ah, the hell with you all.)

Why is Vin so happy in that photo?
Road head.

/try getting that image out of your head

Ironically, Vin's car has the VIN scratched off.

Vin's just jealous of the Kent-stache.

I HOPE YOU SLIP ON A PLANTAIN PEEL YOU JERK JEFF KENT

This can only mean that Kent is now playing second while wearing one of those yellow, weather-resistant, old school Sony AM/FM headsets.

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