Unintentional irony department

July 20th, 2006 → 9:47 am @

“Gibby called a team meeting and then he stood up and reamed me out in front of my teammates. I’m very disappointed about what he did and I find it very unprofessional.” (Emphasis added.)

— Toronto Blue Jays infielder and DH Shea Hillenbrand, in a comment directed at Blue Jays manager John Gibbons before Wednesday night’s 5-4 loss to Texas. Hillenbrand was designated for assignment during the game and his locker had been emptied by the time the Blue Jays returned to the clubhouse.

“Trade me, you faggot.”

— former Red Sox infielder Shea Hillenbrand, in a comment directed at Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein during an on-air interview with Boston’s WAAF-FM in April 2003. Hillenbrand was traded approximately one month later to the Arizona Diamondbacks, after which he called Epstein a “little twerp.”

Three years after Hillenrbrand warned the Red Sox that trading him would be reminiscent of the infamous Bagwell-for-Andersen trade, I think it’s safe to say there’s been nary a moment of regret about this deal.

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