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Giants' Bochy rips sports talk radio host

Posted on: August 7, 2011 4:25 pm
 
Bruce BochyBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Giants manager Bruce Bochy wasn't bothered by a sports talk radio host's accusation that he was a "coward," but he wasn't happy with Tony Bruno's racist comment about pitcher Ramon Ramirez.

During Friday's game, Bruno tweeted "gutless #!@&*# Giants. Bochy is a coward for having his illegal alien pitcher hit a guy since might Frisco boys…"

The tweet was quickly removed, but it had already been retweeted and reposted elsewhere. 

On Sunday, Bochy took aim at Bruno's attack on Ramirez.

"Forget the remarks about me," Bochy told reporters, including Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. "That doesn't bother me. For a guy to make a racist comment like that and have the ear of so many people, that bothers me. I can defend myself as a coward. I don't know if you can defend yourself making a racist comment."

Bruno, a nationally syndicated host, posted a semi-apology on his Facebook page, writing:

"I did remove my post and apologize for my comments regarding illegal aliens. I was angry and on the air and I stand behind my comments that Bruce Bochy is a coward, as are all managers who order pitchers to throw at guys just because their pitchers can't get a guy out. All of you people resorting to name calling are more classless and vile."

Bochy said he'd never heard of Bruno, whose show can be heard on Giants flagship station KNBR from 7 to 10 p.m, weeknights. He also laughed at the suggestion he ordered Ramirez to hit Shane Victorino.

"I guess I called Ramirez on the cell phone when he was on the mound," Bochy said, according to Schulman.

Ramirez, for the record, is from the Dominican Republic. And as all other baseball players that are citizens of another country, is in the United States legally under a P-1 visa.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Giants' Bochy rips sports talk radio host

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Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Giants' Bochy rips sports talk radio host

We've turned into a nation of whiners and victims. Was Bruno wrong to say what he did? Yes. Does it need this type of media attention? No. Let's face it folks the only ones who win in continually stirring up racial hate is the media and the lawyers. Guys like Bruno stir the race pot to get their name out there and the lawyers get paid as our nation of thin-skinned, give me something for nothing cry babies sues everyone over every perceived offense. Seriously, for those of you have kids, it's like being in room full of three year olds tattling on each other and saying "this or that isn't fair" and then throwing themselves down on the floor and pitching a fit until they get their way.

My recommendation to Bochy, Bruno, and much of America is grow up, and most of all remember.....


THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!!!



Since: Aug 8, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Giants' Bochy rips sports talk radio host

It seems that a lot of people don't quite know the difference between prejudice and racism.



Since: Aug 8, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Giants' Bochy rips sports talk radio host

so according to you bktabooman... being an illegal alien infers that someone is inferior?
and good on you for making inferences about someone else simply because they're from PA...Are you in a race to see who can be hypocritical faster?



Since: Jun 4, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Giants' Bochy rips sports talk radio host

Start with Cosell calling players monkeys and fast forward to the Bruno tweet.  For me it was temporary feeling means he let down his guard tells me he showed his true color.  It was based on race we have a policy in this country of no tolerance.  I think like Imas and others he should be removed from the airwaves.  At least for a time.

Those who employ him need to make a statement.




Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: August 8, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Giants' Bochy rips sports talk radio host

Calling someone an illegal alien is not racist, it's just like someone calling you french when you're really german, there's no difference there.  Was it factual?  No, of course not, but if you read the papers or listen to the news they make up stories all the time on half-truths and inuendos. 

Now if he said the pitcher was a spineless wetback, or a harsher word like "Spic', then yes that's racist.  I'm Irish and people call me mick all the time; it doesn't bother me, because I have a thick skin, and I think that people nowadays with the history of racism in this country, should have thick skins too.  Let's move on and ignore acts of racism and it will go away or at least not be popularized with idiotic reactions such as this. 

I'm tired of everyone wanting to call someone else a racist just because it grabs the attention of readers.  Get the facts and print the truth before you start calling someon a racist, because all it does is create more racism.

Just because it's less offensive to you does not mean it isn't racist. So would Bruno look at you as an Irish-American and call you an "illegal alien"? The answer is no. He sees tan skin and makes a negative assertion solely based on skin tone-that is TEXTBOOK racism, my ignorant friend. Your personal feelings don't enter into the equation because you're not personally involved. I'm not saying the pitcher in question should be offended, that's up to him. But to pretend this is not ignorant on Bruno's part because it doesn't bother you is a very narcissistic reaction, and frnakly encourages this kind of intolerance and ignorance. Why couldn't Bruno just be angry about the choice he made and not say anything about his race? If it had been, say, Roy Halladay would he have said anything about him being white?



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Giants' Bochy rips sports talk radio host

Calling someone an illegal alien is not racist, it's just like someone calling you french when you're really german, there's no difference there.  Was it factual?  No, of course not, but if you read the papers or listen to the news they make up stories all the time on half-truths and inuendos. 

Now if he said the pitcher was a spineless wetback, or a harsher word like "Spic', then yes that's racist.  I'm Irish and people call me mick all the time; it doesn't bother me, because I have a thick skin, and I think that people nowadays with the history of racism in this country, should have thick skins too.  Let's move on and ignore acts of racism and it will go away or at least not be popularized with idiotic reactions such as this. 

I'm tired of everyone wanting to call someone else a racist just because it grabs the attention of readers.  Get the facts and print the truth before you start calling someon a racist, because all it does is create more racism.




Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Giants' Bochy rips sports talk radio host

Charlie Manual should've told Roy Oswalt to plunk Tim Lincecum yesterday in his first at bat. You want to throw at us...we'll throw at your best pitcher!


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