Friday, April 10, 2009

Scott Boras, Human

Scott Boras, agent for Nick Adenhart, breaks down during yesterday's news conference at Angels Stadium.

You make it difficult for us to mock you when you show emotion, Mr. Boras.

photo: Carlson/AP

13 comments:

Delino DeShields said...

In honor of the Dolph Lundgren festival tomorrow...

"You See. He's Not a Machine. He's Not a Machine"

Orel said...

I think we know where we can find Delino tomorrow.

Julie Hibbard said...

I thought the same thing when I saw that photo this morning! ALL THE MONEY...ALL THE MONEY...ultimately means nothing. Talk about perspective!
Seriously, you cannot buy what really matters. And, Scott knows this better than any of us.
So sad.

Loney Fan said...

I may be a giant pessimistic expletive, but I thought Boras' tears looked VERY staged.

I was thinking about Arliss and can very easily imagine Arliss staging something like that.

Alireza said...

Loney Fan - I knew this would come up and I am not taking a shot at you for it, because there are some people who can just turn the faucet on and off. In this case, however, I just don't see it. While Boras may be ruthless when it comes to negotiating, he has generally been documented as fiercely loyal to those around him, especially his current and former clients. It isn't a stretch to say that Boras formed a strong relationship with Adenhart and was devastated by his death. After all, we know Boras doesn't need the money.

Roberto said...

@ Loney Fan

In the night, they showed the clip where Boras is crying and I tell my wife "Look at that"

she said "Is that fake ?"

Delino DeShields said...

Prince's New Song
"When Dicks Cry"

Delino DeShields said...

And I think it's genuine - the kid was 22. It's beyond tragic, baseball player or not.

Loney Fan said...

I don't want anyone to think that I am trivializing this tragedy. Along with everyone else I feel horrible for anyone who knew this young man, including Boras. And while I am insinuating that Boras was not entirely sincere I am sure that he felt some loss. What I am trying to say is that my immediate reaction to seeing that footage was disbelief. His reaction seemed awkward. I could be totally wrong and I accept that. Alireza makes very good points. I simply do not trust Boras because of his past and because he is a sports agent. That may be a harsh standpoint, but Boras is who he is and my previous feelings about him may have skewed my opinion on this situation. If he is truly devastated by the situation I wish him nothing but solace and better days. But if the persona that he has purposely developed through the media is true and he was insincere then his were already fake or deserved.

Loney Fan said...

Sorry, my last sentence was written incorrectly. I meant to say

"But if the persona that he has purposely developed through the media is true and he was insincere then his tears were either fake or deserved.

thirschb said...

My take is that the tears were genuine, but he was thinking, "y'know, I bet this looks pretty good. Every college ballplayer (and his parents) is gonna eat this up."

dodgerotaku said...

I go with real. I hate it when somebody I know dies, I hate watching the people who are closest to them hurting, I hate watching people who are close to me hurt. I've felt like Boras appeared to feel in the video and the last thing from my mind was 'I bet I look good in front of the media' (or whoever in my case). I'm not coming down on you guys for having that opinion, I just go with real.

Wicks said...

Boras could be a Cylon!