Please, someone, put him out of my misery. I’m so tired of Danny Graves. Take another look at some of his quotes:
“It was embarrassing that our hometown fans are booing us. Embarrassing to the city. This is supposed to be such a great baseball city, and in all my years here, I believe it is.”
–Reds closer Danny Graves, on being booed by hometown fans after he and David Weathers coughed up seven runs in the ninth inning in a loss to St. Louis last week (Cincinnati Enquirer)
“Do they honestly believe I tried to give up a three-run homer to [Jim] Edmonds? And a two-run homer to [John] Mabry?”
“They have every right to cheer or boo, do whatever they want. But as a player, I believe our hometown fans should be behind us and not against us. When Sean Casey misses a ground ball, you’re going to boo Sean Casey, the nicest guy in baseball? Plays harder than anybody on this team? That’s what I don’t understand.”
“Because I make a lot of money, I have to be perfect? Is Bill Gates perfect? Donald Trump? I’ve [converted] eight out of nine [save opportunities]. Does that mean I’m not earning my keep? Eight out of nine is pretty good.”
–Graves, wanting fans to focus on his save record instead of his 9:3 BB/K ratio
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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