San Fransisco Giants’ catcher Bengie Molina, or in this instance he should be called Bengie Slowlina, expressed his softer side earlier this week in the form of a blog post blasting ESPN for making fun of his less than stellar speed around the base path. During the Sportscenter highlights of the game you could hear “Chariots of Fire” playing in the background as Bengie rounded the bases at speeds slightly higher than the infield grass was growing. I’d post the video but YouTube tells me it is “no longer available due to a copyright claim by the MLB Advanced Media”. Yea right. I think they’re just worried Molina’s self esteem bubble may burst if people keep hurting his feelings. Poor guy. It’s hard not to feel bad for a Major League Baseball player making millions.
Here’s an excerpt of the post Bengie released while choking back tears:
“Until recently, I had thought of ESPN as a network run by professionals who know sports. I thought the people at ESPN, because they focus only on sports, actually understood the game and what pro athletes do to reach the highest level of their sport. Look, you can say I’m the slowest guy in baseball or in all of sports or in the entire world. I don’t take issue with that because I AM the slowest guy. I have always been the slowest guy. I can’t challenge that criticism. But ESPN’s intention was not to criticize but to humiliate.”
Good point, Bengie. I guess ESPN doesn’t know much about sports. Here’s to hoping all those meanie head bullies stop teasing little Bengie. After all, pro athletes have feelings too, you know.
UPDATE: I found the video. Thanks Google. I don’t know how to embed it but it can be seen here.