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]