Jason Kendall is a bit of a grumpy Gus. Yesterday, 610 Sports' Nick Wright angered Kendall (no relation) while trying to interview Kansas City Royals prospect Mike Moustakas. Kendall angrily interjected himself into the conversation with a line that my dad always says: "Are you shitting me?"
Not exactly sure what Kendall thought he heard, but he wasn't happy. Deadspin has an uncensored recording of the conversation, which is clearly not safe for work.
Here's the transcript via Royals Review:
Kendall may want to rewind himself, to say, his ex-wife's allegations that he abused Adderall and alcohol as well as physically and verbally abused her. Kendall's ex-wife Chantel alleged
Wright (to Moustakas): "There's a decent chance that no matter how
well you do this Spring Training, you might still start the year off in
the minors just because of Baseball's rules and wanting to hold on to
eligibility, all that stuff. Do you think about that?"
Kendall (jumping in): "No, he wants to stay in the minor leagues all
fucking year. Are you shitting me right now?"
NW: "Well, you heard the question, Jason?"
NW: "The Question wasn't-"
JK: "Do you wanna start in the big leagues this year?"
NW: "Well hold on, is it not a legitimate question? I know he wants to
start in the major leagues."
JK: "He wants to start in the big leagues in this year."
NW: "That wasn't the question, Jason."
JK: "Rewind yourself."
NW: "OK, we can rewind it and play it. The question is, of course, he
wants to start in the big leagues, right? But with baseball, how it is,
they probably wait till June so they can hold on to him for another year.
The question is, would that bother you"
JK: "You asked him if he wanted to start in the big leagues this year."
NW: "OK, if that's what I asked you, Mike, my apologies. Let me back it
up for a moment. No matter how you do this Spring Training, you might
still start in the minors, would that bother you?"
(cross-chat between Moustakas, Kendall and Wright for a few seconds)
Moustakas: "It wouldn't bother me one bit just because it's what's best
for the Royals organization. Dayton's on board with the plan, the plan
is to win a championship, and whatever he says goes."
that Kendall's alleged abuse of Adderall had made him
"become more violent and his behavior less predictable." You don't say.