Ice Cube is a philosophical wizard in the world of lyrical poetry, aka gangsta rap, but his words are perfect to throw to John Danks. Danks had this to say about Jose Bautista after the slugger threw his bat down in anger on an infield popout:
“I just told him to run the bases. He was out there acting like a clown. He’s had a great year and a half — no doubt. He’s one of the best players in the league. But he’s out there acting like he’s Babe Ruth or something. Just the way he was acting. He ran halfway down the line and stopped and spiked his bat. I get it. He’s upset at himself. He’s a good hitter, he’s had a great couple years. But he isn’t that good to be acting like he needs to hit every ball out of the ballpark.”
Really, John Danks? Really? You’re 0-8 with a 5.25 ERA and you’re calling someone else out? I remember when John Danks was relevant, but it isn’t this season. Sure, Danks just turned 26 and had gone 40-31 with a 3.61 ERA in 608 1/3 IP from 2008-2010, but give it a break. This is like Danica Patrick calling out someone who actually wins a race, maybe even Omar Vizquel telling someone they can’t hit anymore.
You know, the White Sox have had a six man rotation since Jake Peavy came off of the DL and Phillip Humber looks like the one they are moving to the bullpen. This is the same Humber who has a 2.85 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 60 IP. Maybe Danks should just shut his yapper and look at his lack of production before he calls out the current best player in baseball. If Jose Bautista isn’t that good, what the hell is he? When he said, “I get it. He’s upset at himself,” he should have left it at that. Now Danks is just another nobody who, at just one game over .500 for his career now, thinks that he is the next Cy Young. You’re not that good to say something like that, John. Start winning some games and keeping the opposing team from scoring, then maybe you can be taken seriously.