In July of 2006, the Devil Rays traded Aubrey Huff to the Houston Astros. Following the season, he signed a 3 year/$20 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles. In doing so, Huff remarked about how it would be refreshing to play for a team with a chance to win. Nevermind the fact that the Orioles haven’t had a winning record since 1997.
Now it seems as though Huff may be regretting his move from the Devil Rays and the Tampa Bay area strip clubs. And now he is alienating fans of his team even before he walks out the door…
In a telephone interview with The Sun yesterday, Huff said he didn’t mean to disrespect the city of Baltimore or its residents when he referred to it as a “horses – -” town during Thursday’s 90-minute segment with Bubba The Love Sponge on Sirius Satellite Radio.Huff’s appraisal came after the discussion turned to nightlife in the Tampa, Fla., area, and how much Huff indulged in it while he was single and playing for the Devil Rays.
That’s right. Aubrey Huff referred to Baltimore as a “Horseshit Town”. And to ask Huff about it, he is not sure what he did wrong…
Not one time did I trash the organization,” Huff said. “I love the ballpark, the organization, the guys on the team…If people think I offended them, I can apologize, but I didn’t feel like I did anything wrong.
So it is OK to refer to the hometown of your team’s fans as “Horseshit” as long as you don’t trash the organization, the stadium and your teammates. Of course, Huff may have looked at his performance in the Trop (.375-4-7-1.256 OPS in 32 at bats) this past season compared to the rest of the ballparks (including Camden Yards) (.274-11-65-.749 OPS in 518 at bats) and realized life may not have been so bad after all in the Devil Rays green and white. That…and the strip clubs. And he still has two years left on his contract. Have fun with that Orioles fans.
Where Aubrey Huff takes a shot at Baltimore strip clubs [Baltimore Sun]