Ballplayer's Comments On 'Bubba' Cause Trouble Back Home
November 13, 2007 at 5:43 AM (PT)
An appearance by BALTIMORE ORIOLES designated hitter AUBREY HUFF on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO's BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE show set off a firestorm of criticism in his home market when he called BALTIMORE a "horsesh-t" town for its lack of night life and also discussed his sexual prowess and drinking.
HUFF, who regaled BUBBA with tales about his masturbatory habits and having sex with "between two and 300" women while on the road, told the BALTIMORE SUN that he meant no disrespect by his BALTIMORE slam and that "It must be a slow news day" for the comments to make the news. "If anybody's heard (BUBBA's) show, or HOWARD STERN's show, it's a shock jock show, so everything's flying," HUFF told the SUN. "You've got four guys in there, including me, and we're talking about all sorts of stuff, including bars and restaurants, and how the two cities (TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, where HUFF previously played for the DEVIL RAYS, and BALTIMORE) are different. I said BALTIMORE was horsesh-t for that. After games, places are closed down. There's no place to go."
"That show is an act," added HUFF. "I was being an actor. The guys on the show are acting. By no means is that my personality. If people think I offended them, I can apologize, but I didn't feel like I did anything wrong."
Meanwhile, Sports WNST-A/BALTIMORE owner/host NESTOR APARICIO has jumped into the controversy by posting transcripts of HUFF's appearance on BUBBA's show on his blog, taking the opportunity to call HUFF a "liar" and "stupid" for his comments and his backtracking in the SUN. Read APARICIO's posts by clicking here.