You know you're an a-hole when...

…you write a nonsensical article tearing into one of the nicest guys in baseball. TJ Simers, you fit the bill and may very well be an a-hole.

Let me preface this by saying I have never met or spoken to Marcus Thames. However, from the outpouring of support for “Tems” and what I have read on the internet it seems like he’s a stand-up guy.

I’m a few days late on this, but I just stumbled upon one of the greatest hatchet jobs in recent memory last night. TJ starts off by poking fun at the pronunciation of Thames. Nice. You really got him good.

He follows that up with an anecdote regarding an interview attempt with Thames, and, in doing so, takes another shot at the Dodgers — the team he covers on a daily basis.

So I thought I might talk to Tims/Tems on Monday. Ordinarily I don’t like to start off a week talking to stiffs, but that leaves so few Dodgers to interview these days.


Next, Teej gets into Thames’ sub-par defensive skills. The first words he ever mutters to the left fielder are:

Are you that horrible on defense that teams don’t think it’s worth playing such a home run threat?

Wow. I can’t believe he wouldn’t answer you when you didn’t even take the time to introduce yourself, you just jumped right into insulting the man. No wonder he dismissed you and walked away.

Simers is like a child; he comes off rude and snarky and then wonders why he doesn’t get the response he wants. Dick head. I guess he was absent from Kindergarten the day they taught manners.

This mook also took time to mention Thames’ .248 lifetime batting average. What’d you hit in the majors, TJ?

The rest of the article is just cheap shots (including a serious one directed at Mattingly) and BS. I really don’t recommend reading it, the article is just pointless drivel from a jaded, scorned sportswriter. It’s guys like TJ Simers that make the newspaper industry a dying breed.

Somebody on the Dodgers should organize a protest and not let any player speak to Simers after games. If not, the LA Times should give this dipshit a pink slip and tell him to get lost. What a goon.

Maybe TJ is not an a-hole as this appears to be his shtick. However, I’d like to see him walk a mile in Marcus Thames’ shoes, or any other athlete’s, before going for the jugular again.

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