It seems like every spring training, we have some ex-player talking trash about the Rangers in the media. This year, much to my dismay, it’s Ian Kinsler. I was saddened the day he was traded as he has been my favorite player for the past few seasons. After reading his comments to ESPN today, I’m even sadder … and a little angry.
Here’s what I posted on my facebook as a response:
Dear Ian Kinsler — I hate the business side of baseball as much as anyone, but it is still a business. I’m sorry you got your feelings hurt, but that’s no reason to act like a petulant child in an interview. You’ve gone full Hamilton, and I’m very disappointed. I thought you had a little more class than that. Honestly, I think your quotes today break my heart more than the day you were traded … and that’s saying something.
Someone pointed out to me that Hamilton trash-talked the fans and Ian didn’t. Fair enough, but he sure didn’t show much more class than Josh. I understand his feelings were hurt by the trade. I understand he’s probably angry about it all. Trust me. I get it. As a girl who was recently laid off twice in a seven-month span and has changed jobs a handful of times in her career, I haven’t always been pleased with my former employers. But, in my opinion, you don’t burn bridges. Sure, he was asked the questions, but he should have taken the high road and said something along the lines of, “I’m looking forward to my new season with the Tigers.”
You’ve lost a lot of my respect, Ian.
Moving on …
As I’ve noted on my Twitter account and a few other places, I don’t know how much time I’ll have for this blog during the upcoming season. I have a newish job and am very involved with some local organizations. Ultimately though, I think I would miss having this outlet if I gave it up. So I will continue to update this blog though it may not be every game. Thanks for hanging with me!