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USA today, Steve Borelli, and Will Clark


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From: jason solomon [mailto:jfs6357@[sign in to see URL]]
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 8:08 PM
To: Borelli, Steve
Subject: will clark

Being a Will Clark fan I was recently scanning the Internet for some past articles about The Thrill and stumbled upon your USA TODAY article when Clark played for Baltimore. In it, you said---

"Sometimes I wish I could shake these players and tell them retire before their play - or in Clark's case, their words - detracts from their one-time greatness."

I guess you feel like an ass since Clark actually went out on top of his game w/ the Cards, and tearing up the NL postseason again in 2000 before retiring.

I wonder what you think of players like Clark and Gwynn and Boggs now that the steroids scandal is the talk of baseball. Those guys did it naturally, and perhaps a sports writer like yourself should reflect on that era, and reassess their drug-enhancement-free play.



Jason,
Thank you for your message. I think Clark's resurgence with the Cardinals at the end of 2000 proves he was dogging it while collecting a multimillion-dollar paycheck for the Orioles before the trade. Obviously he still had something to prove, but he had to be playing "meaningful" games to play at his best. If you look at Clark's career, he had a history of turning it on right before signing a big contract, then drifting back to mediocrity as he counted his money. Even if Clark did this "naturally," such behavior was insulting to fans who paid to watch him play.

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Steve Borelli


What a clown.
Maybe Im living in the past, but i just had to respond to this article.
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Sorry for the 2x post

this is the correct post though.




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You responded to an article from 2000? 2facking000? Dude, back away from the computer, go outside, maybe do some drugs or get drunk, bang some [sign in to see URL].

The Thrill was my favorite as well, but as I've grown older my view of him has been tarnished, mostly due to his [sign in to see URL] I really can't Borelli was that off base with his reply.

And what is he doing replying to an email about a 7 year old article? Maybe you guys could hang together.
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It was just an old message stuck in R2 that keeps transmitting.

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ya, like i said maybe im living in the past a bit here, but hey...

And Clark a racist? That threw me. Him and Mitchell were buddies. I know he had a beef w/ Jeff Leonard, but to call him a racist is unfounded.

what kinda Thrill fan ARE you?!?!

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You responded to an article from 2000? 2facking000? Dude, back away from the computer, go outside, maybe do some drugs or get drunk, bang some [sign in to see URL].

The Thrill was my favorite as well, but as I've grown older my view of him has been tarnished, mostly due to his [sign in to see URL] I really can't Borelli was that off base with his reply.

And what is he doing replying to an email about a 7 year old article? Maybe you guys could hang together.



wait.. there are chicks out there that will bang us? c'mon.. quit pulling my leg..

seriously though.. ya gotta love a guy who is willing to give some krap to a two bit journalist 7 years later.

I'll fackin spit on Mark Fairanu Wade's grave from my wheelchair thirty years from now.

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Buck, I hear 90 is the new 80.

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I know he had a beef w/ Jeff Leonard, but to call him a racist is unfounded.



It's not unfounded. There has been talk for years about him being racist. Bonds and Leonard both said that Clark had said racist things. Leonard called him a racist during the '89 WS. There's more, but no real need to get into that. The point being, it's not unfounded.
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Buck, I hear 90 is the new 80.



Bet ya Buck knows....

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"It's not unfounded. There has been talk for years about him being racist. Bonds and Leonard both said that Clark had said racist things. Leonard called him a racist during the '89 WS. There's more, but no real need to get into that. The point being, it's not unfounded"

I'll leave it at that. I have too many friends in the Giants org., and I don't like what I have heard over the years. Unfortuantely, it seems he is a typical Louisiana Good Old Boy. I've made a point of it to never post what I hear or see about any Giants if it is off the field [sign in to see URL] I do tell Mules in person.

There's one Giant right now I can't wait for to leave, because his off the field antics are pretty bad, and they have hurt the team. But you won't see me posting it here, but I know I've discussed him with Mules in the past.

I loved Clark when I was a kid, he was far and away my [sign in to see URL] now at 32, and having grown up and heard a lot, my love is gone for him, but I cherish all of the memories I have of him as a kid, but on the field only.

My childhood love for the man has kept me from trashing [sign in to see URL] I still haven't sold my game worn & signed Clark jersey, but I suspect that I will one day soon.

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