Brett Myers Puts Feelings Ahead Of Team

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Boston Common is a beautiful place, but it can also be dangerous. You don't really wanna be walking through there alone at night. There are some shady characters waiting to prey on your country bumpkin ass. Also, on the edge of the Common is the Ritz Carlton, a place where you may allegedly get punched in the face by Brett Myers.

In today's USA Today, reporter Bob Nightengale had the cojones to ask Myers about the incident where his wife accused him of beating her up (something the Philly Inquirer is too chicken to do) and Myers was well, less than contrite.

"I know there are people out there that think I'm a jerk. There are people out there who think I'm a wife-beater. That will never change," says Myers, alluding to a 2006 incident in which he was arrested and charged in Boston with assaulting his wife, Kim.

"But you know what, I really don't care what people think about me. ... If people don't like me, they can deal with it. This is who I am."

Wait, what? Did he just admit that he's a wifebeater, so deal with it? I guess that's one way of handling things. He must have then threatened to punch Nightengale because the writer gives us some fluff about Myers "rough upbringing." And then Myers cries. What is with all the crying? Every single day we're writing about someone crying.

The more interesting bit to me is that Myers was so scarred by Boston fans when pitching the day after the incident, that he says he wouldn't have pitched at Fenway if the Sox had met the Phils in the Series. That is some quality heckling!

But he couldn't escape the fear of the Phillies' possible World Series opponent. "I did not want to play Boston," says Myers, 28. "If Boston had beat Tampa, I would have gone to (manager) Charlie (Manuel) and told him, 'I don't want to pitch in Boston.'

"I don't ever want to pitch in Boston again."

What we're dealing with here is a man a couple bricks short of a wall. Should we contiune to ridicule him? I don't really know. Someone that scarred probably has some issues to work out before I get after him too much. Or maybe I'm just saying that because the Inquirer story followed him to a gun range.


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7 Comments

I think it was in poor taste when Brett used a photo of his wife as his target at the gun range.

There are people out there who think I'm a wife-beater. That will never change

Those people are right, and the fact you hit your wife will never change either.

Tough guy hits his wife but can't stand meany heads who call him a wife beater.

That's not a wifebeater.

This is a wifebeater.

The fact that Brett Myers has regained even an ounce of popularity in Philly is a legitimate condemnation of many of the people here.

@R.I.
AU-TO-LAND! AU-TO-LAND! ONE-EIGHT-HUN-DRED-AU-TO-LAND!

Bing Crosby taught me to use a sack of Valencia Oranges to reduce evidence of abuse.

Brett Meyers gets no cakies.

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