Friday, June 25, 2010

Critics of Purke

Sure, Matt Purke is a goofy-looking kid. He wears his cap crooked and he wears glasses and he wears his heart on his sleeve out there on the mound (where he's been absolutely dominant this year). With a 15-0 record and the fact that he turned down millions as the Rangers' first-round draft pick, you'd expect a fair amount of sour grapes out there as people are jealous of the fact that he's helped bring the TCU baseball program to new heights.

But the following letter to the editor in this morning's Star-Telegram is pretty ridiculous:

I thought I found someone I could cheer for at the College World Series. Then after watching a few pitches of last Saturday's game, I had to quickly change my mind.

Maybe I have been out of umpiring and coaching for too long and things have changed, but what was that clown who pitched for TCU doing with the cap of his baseball uniform turned crooked? Where is the respect for his team uniform, his coaches, his school and for the game of baseball in general?

I am thinking that Texas Christian University, its coaching staff and its athletic director probably have let this go on clear through this clown's time at their fine university, so shame on them.

To the TCU school staff: This is particularly disappointing since yours is an establishment of a true Christian school. In addition to the general disrespect of the uniform, this young man's national TV display of vulgarity is especially disturbing. Perhaps you do not know the meaning of a baseball cap slanted to one side or the other. If not, ask around campus, and you will find out.

-Frank La Forge, Wichita, Kansas

29 comments:

Bumblebeetuna said...

http://www.bruinsnation.com/2010/6/25/1536542/ucla-baseball-roundup-omaha-bruins

Pretty Hilarious

LA Frog said...

I'm old, so maybe I don't know what the kids are doing these days, but what DOES the cap a little to the side mean?

shortnkerley's said...

So is he implying that Matt Purke is gangsta, because I'm not sure that if you asked what a tilted hat means around campus then that's the response you'd get. I knew it...oh, and sorry he curses on the mound every once in a while. He must clearly not be a Christian based on those things. This guy probably hated the NBA finals. This guy is a moron.

Spit Purple said...

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Wichita, KS 67212
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LENEtown Fizzle said...
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LENEtown Fizzle said...

this guy is probably right about finding out about crooked caps around our campus, i remember a lot of gang activity while a student at TCripsU

shortnkerley's said...

Or is Frank implying that Purke is gay? I really don't know what having a crooked cap means. I guess I've been out of school too long. But this guy is clearly some crusty old crotchety racist and/or homophobe. I love that editorial.

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Sam said...

You can reach ole Frank at the following number (316) 729-8578. I just called him to say "Go Frogs!"

Spit Purple said...

I like that in one day we get called out as one of the three schools in the CWS that doesn't having any black players, didn't include the article, and our pitcher is accused supporting a gang with his hat position.

Why is it that our hometown paper continues to publish disparaging letters to the editor?

Spit Purple said...

I had to google the meaning of the slanted hat, all I found was this '08 Boston Globe article.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2008/05/04/signs_of_the_times/

LA Frog said...

Let's look into Frank's perception of reality in Kansas -- Larry Johnson beats on women twice while with the Chiefs; Jayhawks Athletic Department hammered for million dollar ticket scam; Willie Aiken, hero of Royals 1st ever World Series game win arrested for distributing cocaine. Maybe he should be writing letters to the Wichita Eagle on the decline of sports heroes. I think a crooked hat should be the least of his worries

LA Frog said...

Oh yea, did he also write a letter to the Tallahassee Democrat about Florida State's disrespect for the game when the players had drink cups on their ears for a hopeful 9th inning rally? Jacka**

LT4heisman said...

The whole "Christian" argument is so tired.

It never fails, when I black out at a football game and proceed to berate the opposition with any given stream of obscenities, there is always that asshole that interjects with "that's not very Christian."

You guys know what I'm talking about.

Cro-magnon Frog said...

LA Frog,

No need to censor yourself on here. We believe in free speech. Let 'er rip.

Frank is definitely a Jack ass.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

And didn't that pitcher who tossed while hopped up on LSD pitch for the Royals? I think I may be out of my element on this accusation though.

Spit Purple said...

Maybe we should start a "letters to Frank" campaign. Address above.

THEFINCH said...

Pirates, but thanks for reminding me to watch that YouTube video again

LA Frog said...

I know it's hard listening to the announcers, but did that whinny little bitch Frank not hear that Schloss wouldn't allow facial hair without a 3.1 team GPA -- that's very Christian of him -- that's the only relevant thing I learned from Mike and Orel this week

LT4heisman said...

I'm sure Klein High School in Spring, Texas constantly grapples with gang violence, and that Purke is just repping his hood.

Bumblebeetuna said...

http://www.khou.com/news/crime/2-questioned-after-shooting-in-church-parking-lot-89009427.html

This was definately the work of Purke's gang

Cro-magnon Frog said...

Now it all makes sense...see last example


http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Crazy_Devil_Magic

Cro-magnon Frog said...

Now it all makes sense...see last example


http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Crazy_Devil_Magic

Catherine said...

damn satanic baseball players, what is the baseball world coming to...
Frank needs to get laid

shortnkerley's said...

I really like that Frank seems to think the school should step in and take action...for wearing his hat crooked!!!!! Frank, he's 15-0. The school doesn't give a shit what he looks like. I hope he strolls out there this afternoon with some purple shoelaces, a purple bandana hanging out of his back pocket, and a teardrop tattoo under his eye. What a dumbass.

Rotten Arsenal said...

This whole hat thing is just dumb. His teammates don't care and from everything I've seen and read, he is totally team motivated despite having reasons to be a prima donna (good lord, could you blame him at this point if he did act like that?)
So, who the hell is this hurting? Oh no! The kid is disrespecting the game by wearing his hat crooked! He swears! Holy shit! He plays baseball fer fuck sake! People have done far worse to disrespect the game.

If this boils down to a "uniform" argument, Frank LaForge needs to take a closer look at most any baseball team... lot's of guys have little differences. Some guys wear their high socks outside of the pants for example. Asswipe.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

I would actually say that, by declining the Rangers offer and opting to go to college, he's respecting the game by making himself better before he takes a bunch of guaranteed cash

Mr. Bubbakins said...

Sarah Palin 2012!!!!

EDGE said...

quote of the game so far... "she is going to give it as good as she takes it" when talking about Purke's mom dishing out trash talk in mini golf.