Washington Nationals left hander Sean Burnett has drawn the line in the sand. Burnett and OF Nyjer Morgan were traded for Joel Hanrahan and Lasting Milledge earlier this season. Burnett wasn’t bashful with his recent comments in the PG including, ”the Pirates are the laughingstock of baseball” and ”We want to make them look stupid for making that trade.”
I am curious to see if Burnett will be wearing a half shirt before the game at PNC Park tonight taunting his former Pirate teammates like double nickels Joey Porter used to do before kickoff?
Uh, Sean…we are simply glad that you have found recent success with the Washington Nationals. You have always spoken your mind and we respect you for that.
We are also estatic that you have figured out what side of the rubber to pitch from now that you are with the Nats. Joey Porter was a great player and when he spoke he backed it up on the field. Good Luck with that Sean.
”Whenever I’m healthy I can pitch.” Sean Burnett July 2009
Yeah, I got something to say to Bush, I’m going to have a swagger when I walk in there, too. I’m looking forward to it. I have something to tell him, too. I don’t like the way things are running right now. I feel like he has to give me some of my money back, so I got something to tell Bush.” Joey Porter May 2006
Joey Porter Feb 2006 Super Bowl XL Media Day
I’m looking for him on game day; now I’m looking for Stevens. He has to line up in front of me, and that information you gave me just got me started; so I’ll be out there looking for him at the 50-yard line. That information will go a long way because he can’t hide from me. He has to line up in front of me, and I’ll remind him of [what he said] every time I put him on his back.
“I was focused on football until right now when you told me what [Stevens] said. I don’t blame him for thinking they came down here to win; but he said what he said, and I’ll be ready for him. I can never get an offensive player to say stuff like that no more; I’m always battling defensive guys. It is great that the tight end said it because I don’t never get to go against a tight end like that.
“He should know his role. He hasn’t done anything that makes anybody fear him, while Jerome is a Hall of Famer and everybody knows about him. Meanwhile, this guy is almost a first-round bust who barely made some plays this year. He has the nerve to say what Jerome is not going to do when he isn’t going to be the deciding factor whether that happens or not. I’m going to make sure he don’t have anything to do with the outcome of the game.
“I would think someone would say something, but I wouldn’t think it would be him – he’s too soft to say something like that. He’ll have the opportunity to back up his words, but I’m going to have an opportunity to back up my words.
“You ever see the movie ‘Underworld’? I was sleeping all week, but I got my first taste of blood right here; and it is great when you haven’t tasted it in a while. This week was boring until now.” Joey Porter Feb 2006 Super Bowl XL
Joey Porter Sep 2003 on Ray Lewis
He’s running around there, running his mouth, doing all that, but if you watch him on film and really look, where was Ray Lewis? He was nowhere to be found. I could have tackled the water boy and had as many tackles as him. He didn’t do nothing today. He’s all mouth. When you talk like that, that’s what happens: You get hit in the mouth. He’s over there crying now, thinking about what went wrong. You got your [rear end] whipped, that’s what.” Joey Porter Sep 2003
Pay attention to Nyjer Morgan, he is on fire for the Nats batting .400 in July in fact check out our comments section on the left for some of his stats. Player of the month perhaps?