13 Greatest John Rocker Quotes

13 Greatest John Rocker Quotes

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John Rocker is a retired MLB pitcher. He played for multiple teams during his career including the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, and Cleveland Indians. He was a notable player because he batted with his right hand but pitched with his left. Most recently he published his own autobiography, Scars and Strikes.

“Even though it might appear otherwise from what I’ve said, I am not a racist. I should not have said what I did because it is not what I believe in my heart.”

“I ain’t watching you do this crap. If you want to use some common sense here and try to upgrade your pitching, then we’re going to stay. But if not, forget it.”

“I also am fully aware that the overwhelming majority of people in this city are extremely charismatic, full of personality — though a bit spirited at times — but nevertheless that doesn’t
make them bad people.”

“I am extremely sorry for the stress and confusion I have brought on the Braves organization.”

“I have hurt people. It was unintentional, but nevertheless, there was damage done.”

“I want everybody to understand that my emotions fuel my competitive desire. They are a source of energy for me. However, I have let my emotions get the best of my judgment.”

“I would retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you’re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple
hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It’s depressing.”

“I’ll admit I said something I shouldn’t have said.”

“I’m merely a baseball player, guys, … In the great scheme of things, my thoughts, opinions and attitudes are of little importance.”

“My comments concerning persons afflicted with AIDS as well as various minority groups have left people wondering if I am a racist.”

“That guy should’ve been arrested, and instead he’s playing basketball. Why do you think that is? Do you think if he was Keith Van Horn, if he was white, they’d let him back? No way.”

“The last thing I want to do…is offend people and ostracize myself.”

“You know, to go and get something to eat and sit down at a table with him for 10 minutes after a game and you grew up idolizing him and he won’t even look at you, that’s rude. Maybe that’s just his personality and he’s a quiet guy, but to me it was rude.”