Interview of The Interview

DMZ · June 11, 2008 at 10:13 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

ESPN gets players to do their dirty work and ask Bedard questions. The answers are about what you might expect.


17 Responses to “Interview of The Interview”

  1. drjeff on June 11th, 2008 10:16 pm

    I want to know why his Griffey glove only lasted him two years. I still use my Reggie Jackson autograph model and it works fine!

  2. MattThompson on June 11th, 2008 10:39 pm

    I like that Washburn’s longest conversation with Bédard was about insulation. God forbid it would be about how to not suck at pitching.

  3. ManageWA on June 11th, 2008 10:42 pm

    what an atrocious interview

  4. Gihyou on June 11th, 2008 10:53 pm

    #2 – You can’t help the hopeless

    And this ‘interview’ is a good reason why it’s not really such a bad thing Bedard doesn’t do much media talking. The guy’s just a snore. Doesn’t affect his pitching ability, mind you, but yeah. He’s boring.

  5. Sports on a Schtick on June 11th, 2008 11:16 pm

    I freakin’ loved it. Bedard doesn’t say stupid stuff like batting the hottest hitter in the five hole.

  6. JSully on June 11th, 2008 11:33 pm

    For some reason, I really admire the fact that he’s not a preening, self-serving douchebag even though his answers are on the bland side. Willie Boom Boom’s a quote machine but an absolute cipher; given the alternative, I’d prefer the guy who hates interviews but is good at baseball.

  7. Milendriel on June 12th, 2008 4:17 am

    His answers are really concise, but I thought the article was good. There were some interesting insights into his past and his mindset on the mound. I much prefer direct and honest to cliche-ridden and opaque.

  8. Graham on June 12th, 2008 5:16 am

    Bedard comes across as a really smart guy.

  9. TheEmrys on June 12th, 2008 6:34 am

    Mariners starter Jarrod Washburn says his longest conversation with Bédard had to do with insulation.

    This is about all I would talk with Washburn about, too. Bedard has discriminating taste.

  10. jzalman on June 12th, 2008 7:29 am

    I love that Boom Boom’s question is “What part of Canada are you from?” I mean, dude, get a player bio, a map, then ask a real question. Like, one about insulation or something. Putz’s is awesome though. You’re Canadian, shouldn’t you be playing hockey?

    But yeah, overall, Bedard just seems like a pretty regular dude who doesn’t feel like he needs to explain how he feels to media and fans. And I totally agree with that sentiment.

  11. DKJ on June 12th, 2008 8:20 am

    I think I read that Bedard did not learn English until he was 18 – it is his second language.

    I wonder if he would be more forthcoming in Quebec French.

    He reminds me of Ichiro, but without a sense of humor.

    There are many worthy people who prefer not to talk about themselves. There are many worthy people who prefer not to talk.

  12. PhilKenSebben on June 12th, 2008 9:33 am

    boy ESPN readers are smart..

    chiphelferstay (6 days ago)
    Report Violation

    i think i remeber this bedard guy he picted for the orioles last year

    i think he was traded for adam jones who is not very good

  13. Evan on June 12th, 2008 10:48 am

    Willie’s question was really dumb. Really dumb.

  14. et_blankenship on June 12th, 2008 11:10 am

    I like that Washburn’s longest conversation with Bédard was about insulation. God forbid it would be about how to not suck at pitching.

    It was probably a brilliant pitching analogy about the conservation of heat transfer and how it relates to throwing a running 93 mph fastball while exerting the same amount of energy one would use to throw, say, an 84 mph meatball. Unfortunately, the analogy was lost on Washburn who was no doubt preoccupied with his relationship with Kenji and how the fact he smells “sort of Asian” was making it difficult for Washburn to concentrate on the mound.

  15. nwtrev on June 12th, 2008 11:31 am

    14-You’re on a roll. Between this one and the lineup in the Piling On thread you had me laughing so loud my co-workers think I’m delusional. “you’re laughing… at a blog… at a baseball blog?!?”

  16. Utah911 on June 12th, 2008 1:13 pm

    Canada eh?

    Almost made it.

  17. fermorules on June 12th, 2008 10:35 pm

    Erik Bedard annoys the hell out of me.

    Really, I wish the guy simply didn’t talk to the press. I would have more respect for him.

    As it stands, he acts like a creep to guys who are simply trying to do a job. I know that many of you don’t like reporters, but even they don’t deserve to be treated as sub-human, which is basically the way Bedard treats them.

    I also found it interesting that he talks about some energy drink he got from his mom. The stuff really worked well in Boston.

    I’m sorry, but a real number one guy doesn’t miss every third start for some injury or another. And a real number one guy doesn’t come out after five innings.

    Steve Carlton, I know, didn’t talk to the press and was regarded basically as a jerk. He also pitched 300 innings a season and competed like hell on the mound. The Phillies could always count on him to take the ball for each and every start.

    Erik Bedard seems to be getting a free pass in this town, but in my mind he hasn’t come close to validating the trade the Mariners made for him. Yes, he has great stuff, but it’s always an iffy proposition for him to take his turn in the rotation, and that “No Mas” episode is completely unacceptable for a so-called No. 1 guy.

    I’ll admit, the guy does have it tough. Just think, he has to throw a baseball every fifth day for millions of dollars.

    Man, that’s tough! I suppose I would go through life a sourpuss, too, if I had to throw a baseball every fifth day.

    And then, in addition to throwing a baseball every fifth day, you’re supposed to give the press five whole minutes of your time?

    Man, that’s what I call a rough life!

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