Friday, September 10, 2010
Douchebags of the Week: Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, Carlos Beltran
For those of you who haven't heard, the Mets were in Washington DC, to play the Nationals. While there, the Mets visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a place where wounded American soldiers recover from their injuries. These American heroes endured many horrific sights, and many of them are missing limbs, and have been through pure hell. Most of the New York Mets were there to show support, guys like R.A Dickey, David Wright and Ike Davis. The three aforementioned douchebags however, were no shows.
The New York Times has a great article, which talks about the importance of the Mets making this trip. R.A. Dickey said in the article: "It's a big deal, and I take it very personally. I have not spoken to guys that didn't go, but I do have thoughts about it."
Clearly the visit is completely voluntary, but not going on this trip tells me two things about the trio of no-shows. 1) They are clearly not part of the team. They have been disgruntled much of the year, Perez and Castillo for playing time, and Beltran has missed much of the last two years with a knee injury. No matter how unhappy you are with the team, you sure aren't going to develop support in the clubhouse by boycotting a team activity of such importance. 2) Obviously these guys don't understand the importance of what the military means to America. These three idiots play in New York, the very city that received the worst terrorist attack in the history of our country. Being that tomorrow is the nine year anniversary of one of the worst days in our countries history, you would think these guys would have enough sense to honor the military in the country they live in.
None of these guys are "American," Perez hails from Mexico, Beltran from Puerto Rico, Castillo from the Dominican Republic, however all of them maintain at least part-time residence in the US. Since all three players are from nations that aren't as privileged as us, its safe to say the United States has changed their lives. The three players make a ton of money, $36 million combined in 2010 and 2011. Because of the efforts like the soldiers who are at the Walter Reed hospital, these guys are able to enjoy the freedom they have in our country, and the ability to make ridiculous money playing baseball.
Beltran claimed that he had a "prior engagement" involving the building of a school in his native Puerto Rico. Castillo claimed he couldn't "handle" seeing the sights of the hospital, and naturally Oliver "the bitch" Perez had no comment. Hey Ollie, if your going to blow off this meeting and count your money, at least have the balls to tell everyone why. The other two excuses were just as lame, Castillo needs to just nut up and go, and Beltran should have the sense to rearrange his schedule.
Perhaps I am biased being that I was born and raised in a huge military town. I have the utmost respect for anyone who has served it the military, they give me the freedom to write this article, and make fun of the President. In my opinion, blowing off a visit to this hospital, is slapping everyone who served or has served in the military. To me, this three douchebags told me that there own personal endeavors and "phobias" were greater than paying respect to those who have been wounded in defending us. To me, its a slight form of treason, and if I were Mets management, I'd release all three of them now, and eat their contracts. They are worthless as baseball players, and as people.
So let's here it for our douchebags of the week. Hopefully this award will put things in perspective, while these three dopes count all the American money they have stolen from the Mets' ownership and all of their fans.
Posted by Kevin Charity at 7:45 PM