Never Let It Be Said That Baseball Players Don't Have A Way With Words

“I’m not seeing a lack of (effort), I’m seeing a pathetic effort. These Cards fans deserve much better. That’s just awful. They won’t admit it, that they’re quitters. If you can’t put a better effort out there on the field, take ‘em all out, back up the truck, ship ‘em all out and get somebody in here that wants to play baseball. … We’ve got one team here [San Diego] going for the title and we’ve got our team going for the toilet. They’ve got poopy in their pants.”
-Former St. Louis Cardinal Jack Clark defends the honor of baseball’s self-proclaimed “best fans” by going after the current crop of players at his MLB alma mater. (The Cards are currently seven games behind the first-place Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central, and seven games out of the Wild Card lead.) I’d say that the ex-slugger’s words were intended to light a fire under the collective asses of the Cards’ 2010 roster, but the outcome of that scenario could get kinda messy! [Via]