Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Why Rick Dempsey Is An Idiot...

Rick Dempsey is a f**king idiot. Sorry.

We are in 2007, not 1970.

I had heard about this, but I was at the game so I didn't catch wind of this until I searched Daily Motion and found it. (Thanks to gatecitycanes).

During the Orioles-Indians game on May 5th, (abut 2/3 through the video) former Orioles catcher Rick Dempsey asks Jay Gibbons' wife, Laura Guilani if she would domestically abuse him if his hitting didn't improve.

Guilani was on the broadcast to promote the donation of used cell phones to a battered womens charity.

I could care less if he's an Orioles legend; Dempsey was disgusting, immature and unprofessional.

If were Jay Gibbons I'd have more than a few words with Rick Dempsey. Furthermore, he makes light of an serious issue that impacts millions and sadly victimizes many women throughout not only the nation, but the world...


Sooze said...

Jay Gibbons seems like he'd have a hard time with being domesticated and violated by Dempsey.

SC said...

Please save your righteous sanctimony. It was a dumb joke made in a bad way and that's it. She deflected it well enough and that was that. It's insane that we have to be so sensitive to so many people/places/things these days that we can't say anything without someone getting offended. Rick Dempsey might very well be an idiot, but not just because of this. Nor should it tarnish his legacy (such as it is) because he made a bad off-the-cuff remark.

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...


Thanks for the post.

Well, I don't think I am being self-righteous, but perhaps I think a little differently because I had a close female friend who's ex-boyfriend nearly killed her with his hands.

When you're not exposed to it is one thing, when you see in the flesh it's another.

I know Dempsey made a bad joke and it is sure not in his heart to be a violent man, but there was a portion the audience that was disturbed and greatly offended by what was said.

Maybe we should not be so PC, but the reality is that the world is a lot different than it was even 10-15 years ago, and what was acceptable then may not be now.

O's fan said...

righteous sanctimony?

sc, you're out to lunch, moron!

those were VERY horrible comments.

he apologized for them, but that doesn't make it a bad thing to be pissed off for them being said in the first place!

get a life, jerk!

manny being manny said...

Imagine having to be in that booth for the rest of the interview? Awwwkwarrrrd! Her and Thorne did do well to try to get this idiot to save himself, but the hole became slightly bigger on his own accord.

Seriously, I couldn't believe that.

Jason McAdams said...

Idiot. Enough said. You can't joke about that. I think Dempsey is really out of his league with this broadcasting gig. I've listened to him and we've discussed this Anthony, he doesn't fit.

mj3151 said...

Anybody that took offense at Dempsey's comments should pull their head out of the dark place behind them and see if they can find their sense of humor out here in the daylight. When political correctness reaches the point that jocks are supposed to be politicians, that's when I stop watching sports. If I want to hear commentary that's been scrutinized and sanitized for political correctness, I'll call the governor.

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Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

MJ -- I just didn't think it was funny at all, and Dempsey did not have to go there.

It was an unnecessary joke at that given time, and considering the context, there was no place for it at all.

I do not think domestic violence is something we should just be so dismissive of (kind of what I got from Dempsey), and that I think is what disturbed me and many others.

hrb said...

Anything can be poked fun at, even domestic violence. Tragedy is just the flip side of comedy.

But Rick wasn't the guy to do it. I've heard Chris Rock do it but Rick is no Chris Rock.

Bad judgement but I don't think he's a total idiot. Everyone makes mistakes...

Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

Good point, HRB; however, let's remember the context.

Chris Rock performs in front of an audience who knows full well that he is a guy who will cross the line.

Rick Dempsey is a commentator and is on a network that is covering a baseball game, not doing standup.

I know there's an issue of sensitivity -- but let's be cognizant of the context where Dempsey told his joke.

We all have said stupid stuff, but we at times may be called out on it -- this week, it was Dempsey's turn.

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