Posted on May 01, 2014 by Dr. DeahFierce Freethinking Fatties, you know that I am a diehard sports fan. I LOVE watching sports. This time of year is ideal for me. I have my choice of Warriors Basketball, A's Baseball, and Sharks Hockey. A banquet of games to choose from...I couldn't be happier! So imagine my delight when this headline came to my attention!
Some of you may remember the blog post I wrote for the FFF website last year about the fatphobia in the world of sports. Titled, "Wait, you mean there are fathletes too?" I wrote about how horribly the press treats fat athletes especially Bartolo Cologne, an Oakland A's Pitcher. Well the New York Mets have since signed Cologne and are sending a clear Lebowskiesque message that, "This aggression will not stand man!" According to the an article by Justin Tasch in The Daily News, The team would not hold a press conference if New York Post writer, Mike Puma was in the clubhouse.
"New York Mets boycott reporter for making fat jokes about Bartolo Colon"
"Apparently angry about an article in the New York Post on Friday about Bartolo Colon under the headline “LARDBALL,” the players would not talk to the media until Post writer Mike Puma left the clubhouse. Puma was asked to leave and did so without incident. Within a minute, several Mets appeared in the clubhouse. The team would not comment on the incident."Calling an accomplished and successful pitcher Lardball is strike one on my scorecard. Having the comment come on the heels of a victory and using a food reference (meal ticket) in the headline was strike two. But wait...there's more! It appears that one of Puma's comments that the team was reacting to was,
"If the umpires searched Bartolo Colon’s neck for a foreign substance on Thursday, chances are they only would have found peanut butter."Of course Puma is referring to the recent incident when Yankee pitcher, Mike Pineda, was ejected from a game for having pine tar on his neck. The fact that Puma thought it would be hilarious to connect the two players in this quip was egregious not only because of the audacious fat bashing, but by associating Cologne with someone who was found guilty of a serious infraction of MLB rules. And in my book that would be strike three. And out he was. My hats off to the NY Mets...although I still hope The A's crush them when next we meet! 🙂 Til next time! Dr. Deah Remember that May 6th is International No Diet Day! If you order a copy of the Calmanac from my website I will send you a free refrigerator magnet with the sassy slogan: My only weight problem is YOUR problem with MY weight! If you purchase your copy of the Calmanac from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, FFF, or MOMTL just send me your order confirmation and I will send you a magnet as well! If you visit any of the following California Bookstores and purchase a copy of the Calmanac, send me a selfie of you and the book with your mailing address and I will send you a magnet right away! Offer is good until May 20th! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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