Juan Marichal, Great Baseball Pitcher, Despicable Human Being

February 25, 2008 at 12:27 pm (Baseball)

I read this week that Juan Marichal [along with New York Met’s pitcher Pedro Martinez], a former San Francisco Giant Hall Of Fame pitcher is involved in cock fighting in his [their] native Dominican Republic. Perfectly legal. Imperfectly reprehensible.

Will this change my opinion of these two icons? Yes and no. Yes, my opinion of Martinez changes [Whose hasn’t?].

No change of opinion about Marichal. In 1965 he took a bat to the head of Dodger catcher Johnny Roseboro. I think of him now as I’ve thought of him since that moment.



1 Comment

  1. Bill said,

    They were fighting with their what?


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