Five days ago; February, 15th was the 21st anniversary (I always feel weird using that word with death) of the murder of Harlem's finest, rapper Big L.
Lamont not so famously, once said
"Yo, I got slugs for snitches,
No love for bitches,
Puttin thugs in ditches,
When my trigger finger itches"
If you're like me, you knew exactly what slug means and just looked it up to verify so the readers know that a slug is a bullet! Lamont took snitches get stitches to a whole new level in the 7 Minute Freestyle. L also never reused verses in other freestyles. NEVER! Big L's song Street Struck tells the youth to stop glamorizing "the hood" lifestyle and the dangers that come from it. Ironically L called his own death in Street Struck, as he caught a bullet that was meant for the next man.
Big Papi was nearly Street Struck, back in June (not that long ago) in his native DR. I don't know about you, but I've had a few near death experiences. They usually shake you up for at least a little bit. If you're texting and driving and have a close call you usually don't touch you phone for at least 8 minutes. When someone is the victim of a shooting, you would assume they'd be for catching the assailant?
Not so fast!
Hey, Dave? Just wonderin’... would you call the person who turned in your potential shooter a snitch or a hero? Word. What if God forbid someone raped your daughter at a party and people witnessed it? Would they be snitching if they called the cops?
You'd think such a close call would give David some perspective on life, but instead he received a Big fat L for this take.
Not only does he spew the company-line garbage as the Red Sox human mascot that Manfred is doing a great job, but I fucking LOATHE this attitude. It's something I see on a daily basis working in inner-city schools. It exists in a lot of places, but I see it constantly at work. This whole "don't snitch" mentality is so fucked and a major reason why the world is so screwed up. #vaguedoz
If you're some say something every two seconds tattletale, like the kids who snitch on a peer for using their phone; like that's going to earn my respect Then yeah, you can kick rocks. I don't care about breaking stupid rules. I wouldn't have told on gay dudes I hypothetically stumbled upon having a grand time in the alley of the restaurant I would've owned if I was alive in the 1950's (I still took the trash out of time to time to show I'm still a man of the people) either.
That is not the same as "whistle-blowing" one the biggest cheating scandals in the history of professional sports. Mike Fiers isn't the only person who said something. There's reports that like a dozen teams complained to Major League Baseball. ROB MANFRED did nothing and had to nerve to call the Commissioners Trophy a piece of metal when people were pissed he didn't punish the players. I hate the phrase "for the intregirty of the game" but damnit Bobby for the intergrity of the game you need to hold these mother fuckers accountable. I honestly believe the Astros' 2017 World Series Title should be vacated. This is textbook cheating.
I'm convinced if a player didn't say something to pour the Mentos in the Diet Coke, they'd still be on the shelf as the Astros would be having a year-long tribute to Neil Peart (R.I.P.)
Fuck ANYBODY who calls Mike Fiers a snitch. That mentality is so asinine. He's a hero for standing up for what's right, making the hard decision. Yes, the cynical side of me thinks maybe there's sour grapes from being left off the 2017 playoff roster? I'll gladly give you that’s a possibility. From what I've read, it's more that Fiers felt it was finally time and did tell
He considered the backlash and realized the effects of this go WAY past the box score. There's a ripple effect of who this cheating affects.
I love Big Papi and despite my current stalemate with the Red Sox, I'll always love Papi for the memories and joy he's responsible in my life. When you really love someone you gotta be able to call them out on their B.S.
Don't get me wrong; I hate confrontation, but it's necessary at times. Sometimes you need someone who loves you to tell you there's spinach in your teeth or poop on your jeans. I get mad at my friends for not calling me/others out for stuff they used to. It's good to know people care, and I cannot support this GARBAGE that David Ortiz is spewing just because he hit 521 home runs (most of which for the Red Sox). Anybody that calls Fiers a snitch is a clown.
Looks like Papi is doubling down on stupid statements today.
I'm sure Papi was fully on board with trading Manny in 08 too!