Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Keith Olbermann Calls Rick Monday A Liar

Well, not so much in a confrontational manner, but Olbermann definitely skewers one of Monday's latest embellished tales, that of one where he claimed to wear #104:

[Charley] Steiner assured his [radio] audience that having been the first pick in the first-ever amateur draft in 1965, [Rick] Monday suffered no such degradations, whereupon Monday insisted that in his first spring training with the then-Kansas City A's in 1966, he had been insulted in no less an astonishing way than being assigned uniform number 104. A-hem.

Followed up by photographic evidence that I'll make you click through to see, but rest assured it looked something like this:

Thanks to Jon Weisman for picking up Olbermann's entertaining blogpost. Now let's hope our subsequent post fuels the fire of animosity between Olbermann and Monday, because I'd love to see those two going at it in their respective broadcasts all summer long.

And geez, if we can't depend on Rick to tell us a even somewhat-true story, then why the hell are we listening to Monday again? God knows it's not to hear the score of the game.


Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Furcal SS
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez DH
Loney 1B
Belliard 3B
DeWitt 2B
Paul LF
Ausmus C
Kuroda RHP

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Woops, wrong thread.

Orel said...

STGT goes up at 10:05, eager beavers.

Josh S. said...

Olbermann's making stuff up. There's no way Monday and Steiner stopped giggling long enough to tell a story.

Steve Sax said...

I thought the only story Monday told was that flag-saving one.