Former Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella made a rape reference during a Florida Marlins-Toronto Blue Jays spring training game a couple days ago. If you didn't know, Lou Piniella is now calling games for the YES Network as a color analyst.
Lou Piniella didn't want to say "raped," he preferred to say "took a lot of talent from." However, by telling us he doesn't want to say rape, he just did. Yes, Piniella went there. He compared one Major League Baseball team looting another to a person being forced into having sex against his/her will. How awkward and disgusting.
As if that isn't bad enough, and I know that's very very very very very very bad, MLB Advanced Media (a term of Orwellian doublespeak as you will ever find) doesn't want you to hear Lou Piniella make his unfortunate rape...analogy? reference? simile? attempt at a very bad/dark joke?
MLB Advanced Media is always censoring/altering its material. The league is light years behind the other sports in embracing new media, as it took them forever to even allow blogs to embed video from their games. Also, when Pedro Martinez and Kevin Millar had their unintentionally hilarious toast to Boston Red Sox fans a year ago, MLBAM posted a version that was EXTREMELY TONED DOWN and cut all the good stuff. Now here is where I should be linking to a video of these two druken idiots mouthing off to a large crowd of even more drunken Bostonians, but I can't find the vid!
Thanks MLB Advanced Media!
And if I sound a little bitter, it's because MLBAM didn't like me posting the video of the Brewers' Nyjer Morgan as he dropped two f-bombs to celebrate a 2011 NLDS win. I actually had to go to YouTube copyright school! Yes, something such as that actually exists.
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