Friday, May 20, 2011

Andre Lets His Fingers Do the Talking

The Big Lead published these photos of Andre Ethier before Monday's game, and Steve Dilbeck of Dodgers Blog has the Ethier's reaction:

Ethier met with reporters Thursday before the Giants game, and though he did eventually apologize, to say he was contrite would be stretching things.

He spent the first few minutes with reporters trying to make light of it.

"They really weren’t supposed to release this photo shoot yet," Ethier said. "It was an inspirational piece and they asked me what I thought of Dylan Hernandez at the time. It was based on the L.A. Times beat reporters.

"Steve [Dilbeck]’s photos haven’t come out yet. I was hoping T.J. [Simers] would be here. I have them on my phone, the rest of the photos. It’s kind of a theme piece. They were supposed to be intimate. I thought the photographer was going to wait for my OK to release it, but obviously they were very excited to get the images out."

This line of conversation went on for some time, too long really, and when pressed, Ethier kept trying to have it both ways.

Was he ticked at that moment: "I wasn’t [angry] at all. If you’re going to stand there and take the same picture for 15 minutes, what’s the difference between the first and the 15th minute? It just got kind of annoying. I guess I slipped up, and that temper you guys sometimes like to write about, got ahead of me and I didn’t use my head and use the best judgment in that situation. I made a mistake of it and it’s unfortunate."

Was he sorry: "I’m sorry. It’s a dumb incident. Obviously it’s an age when someone can’t wait to plug their flash drive in their computer and get their 15 minutes of fame off of something and try to make a name for themselves. Obviously this is what this person is about. You have to always watch your guard and watch who you’re dealing with out there."

Or just be a tad smarter, like Ethier the would-be team leader should have been.

Sax's update 5/20/11 10a: Now MLB wants to probe Ethier. Using the whole fist there, Bud?

15 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

oh Dre

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Kinda dumb thing to get involved in. Ultimately a non-story for a slow news day.

MR.F said...

Not pictured standing next to the photographer: Frank McCourt.

Dusty Baker said...

This just isn't news to me. People flip the bird in gest, broheimly respect, traffic situations, etc. thousands of times a day in LA. Why would we hold E to any different standard? Just a non-story to me and I hate feeding the beast by making light of it at all.

Paul said...

He is more of leader to me now.

Dusty Baker said...

He's number one!

rbnlaw said...

Hyperbole, meet your new subject.

I looked into the teapot and foound this tempest.

LoneLy Fan said...

Pompous Ass French Mexican Prince of the Desert.

LoneLy Fan said...

Great update Sax

Dusty Baker said...

@LF

Does that make E a Frexican or Mench?

LoneLy Fan said...

Dusty - It makes him an asshole

Dusty Baker said...

Angry LoneLy Fan!

(steps out of the way)

joe said...

All of you are idiots....Celebrity do this so people like you asses have something to do during the day. Go DRE... I think you guys bashing him deserve the finger as well

joe said...

I hear more worse things said by players with children around than a finger gesture. My kid points at things with that finger all the time story is dead!

LoneLy Fan said...

Angry joe!

(Hands over anger crown)