Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Deafening Silence

The Dallas Observer landed the services of writer Richie Whitt last year, and he's rarely lacking in nuclear sports opinions. In the current issue of DO, Whitt talks to FOX cameraman Larry Rodriguez, and details the penultimate chapter in the Kenny Rogers shoving incident last July. (There's still a misdemeanor charge Rogers has to answer to in Arlington.)

Leemer already addressed the Rogers situation, and I don't have a lot to add to it -- but I have to hope that Kenny was just momentarily nuts. I have to. This was the guy who, a year prior, was a big piece in the Rangers' magical 2004 season, holding forth in the club's Kangaroo Court, being a geezer success story.

Reading about his heartfelt apology to Rodriguez behind closed doors makes me long for something like this to have happened eight months ago, but it's all over now, baby blue. Kenny's pitching for Detroit now, and will face his old club (if things go according to Hoyle) the first week of the 2006 season. People will boo when he's announced in the lineup. Perhaps it will be mixed with cheers. Me, I won't cheer or boo. I'll just sit there in silence.

The same silence Kenny Rogers gave us nine months ago.