Go Screw, Ian Kinsler

Ian Kinsler decided to opine on Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson today. When asked about his teammate Michael Young, who requested a trade from the Rangers, Kinsler went with this analogy: [ESPN Dallas]

Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler insists that Michael Young will be sitting right beside him in the clubhouse when full squad workouts begin on Sunday.

"This isn't DeSean Jackson or Michael Vick or Manny Ramirez," Kinsler said. "Michael Young is a professional. It would be completely out of his personality not to be here."

Kinsler, one of Young's closest friends on the team, believes that Young will come in and go to work to prepare for the 2011 season.


Thanks for weighing in, Ian Kinsler. Gee, what do those three guys have in common…..? Perhaps (teammate) Josh Hamilton's exploits could have been considered unprofessional, too.

To the best of my knowledge, neither Michael Vick nor DeSean Jackson have ever sat out. Jackson skipped voluntary workouts last spring, but attended training camp and kept mostly quiet- sans Twitter– regarding his contract situation.

[Related: Cliff Lee texts Ian Kinsler, "see you in the World Series"]

H/T to Robert


16 Responses

  1. how is that racist? not at all. I agree, Vick and jackson aren’t Professionals, and of course Manny isn’t.
    If lets say, another team had vick and Jackson you guys wouldnt act so god-damned butthurt all the time someone talks about them.
    fuck Ian kinsler, that douchebag is even a quarter of what chase utley is. shit, I play better 2nd base than him, and im a paraplegic.

  2. I’m a huge fan of this blog and a diehard Philly guy, but this is the first post where I don’t agree with you, Kyle. I wouldn’t be so quick to pull the racist card. Is Kinsler an idiot? Absolutely. Will the Rangers be a zero factor this season? Almost surely. I don’t see this as racist though.

  3. fair enough, guys. i toned it down a little, but it just seems odd that the 3 guys he pointed out, wrongly mind you, only had one thing in common. i mean really, d-jac is a showboat and as much as i like to make fun of him, has never done anything wrong.

  4. I’m glad he threw Vick and Jackson in there. WTF, Vick has been a poster child (except for the 30th Bday party) and Desean only does dumb shit on the field. Ian Kinsler is just sad his F-buddy might be leaving him…

  5. even if those three are unprofessional, it was very unprofessional by him naming athletes that he does not know personally. sleep on that one dick edddddddddd

  6. Awwww, ian is upset young will be gone. That’s ok, he’ll still have the crackhead to talk to

  7. I think he plays in the Dallas area and wanted to get his local fans attention by calling out hated rivals from the city’s real team. Athletes make themselves look so foolish when they name names in virtually every situation.

  8. Just shows how stupid most Philly fans are if they don’t see how one could make the connection to lack of professionalism and these guys. We’re talking about guys with blatant, well publicized behavior that is anything but professional. But no, you’d rather go play the race card because that’s easy and requires no thought. Of course he didn’t throw the crackhead in there. They are still on the same team, moron. This kind of idiocy makes me ashamed to be black and from Philly. But yeah, Utley’s the better 2B and I’d say that regardless of who my team was.

  9. like pointed out, why didnt ian point out his fellow outfielder josh hamilton. or maybe he drug addicted manager also? professional?

  10. your so wise chris. but im afraid your wrong. as i said earlier, that statement makes him just as unprofessional as vick and desean combined. he could have done with out saying their names and just say that young is a professional and his point still would have been understood.
    And yeah his teammate is a crackhead, just because he is on his team he cant be unprofessional? just sounds like kinsler is pickin the easy target by calling out two people he will probbably never encounter and he knows absolutely nothing about there personal lives.

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