Blake Snell: “I’m not splitting no revenue, I want all of mine. Bro, ya’ll gotta understand too, cause ya’ll gonna be like ‘bro, Blake, play for the love of the game! Man, what’s wrong with you! Money should not be a thing!’ Bro, I’m risking my life, what do you mean money isn’t a thing? It 100% should be a thing. If I’m going to play, I should be getting the money that I signed to get paid. I should not be getting half of what I’m getting paid cause the season is cut in half, and on top of a 33% cut of the half that’s already there. So, I’m really only getting like 25%. On top of that, it’s getting taxed, so imagine how much I’m actually making to play? You know what I’m saying? I ain’t making sh*t, and on top of all of that money gone, now I play risking my life. And if I get the rona, guess what happens with that? Oh yea, that’s in my body forever. The damage that was done to my body is going to be there forever, so now I have to play with that on top. For me to take a paycut is not happening because the risk is through the roof… I’m not playing unless I get mine… In my head I’m preparing for next season.”
Rob Parker: “He’s entitled to his opinion, but sometimes you need to step back and understand what’s going on in the country. I’m not talking about the split with the owners, he’s talking about how downtrodden he’s going to be because he has to take less. HEY MR. SNELL, HAVE YOU WATCHED THE NEWS LATELY? DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK? HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FURLOUGHED? HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE TAKING LESS MONEY? Even people on TV and radio who have guaranteed contracts, we’re taking less! EVERYBODY is taking less. How dare you rub the fans’ face in it! Then he’s got the nerve to bring up taxes as if he’s different from anyone else who has to pay damn taxes. Snell should be ashamed of himself and how dare he do this to people as a baseball player. If I had a Blake Snell jersey, I’d burn it right now because he’s out of reality… What world do you live in? I don’t care if you can throw a ball 100 miles per hour. I wish you would come up to bat in the National League and I was a pitcher so I could throw at you… You couldn’t be more tone deaf and more dumb to talk about YOUR plight when the plight of millions of Americans is bigger than yours.” (Full Rant Above)
Listen to Rob Parker brutally berate Tampa Bay Rays starting pitching Blake Snell after the former AL Cy Young winner make headlines for a livestream rant in which he refused to a coronavirus compromise with MLB owners that would include a pay cut for the 2020 season.
Check out the epic rant above as Parker says Snell couldn’t sound any more ‘tone deaf’ and ‘dumb.’