Ever since the whole Mitchell Report thing surfaced, I’ve been putting off posting something about it. Even those who don’t care about baseball can appreciate the response taken by Chuck Knoblauch, the former second baseman of the New York Yankees. Knoblauch, who was mentioned in the report which detailed the use of steroids in Major League Baseball, stated cryptically that he has “nothing to defend” nor “nothing to hide at the same time.”
The guy is utterly oblivious to the allegations against him. He’s basically saying that it doesn’t matter if he used ‘roids because he doesn’t play baseball anymore. When reporters told him he was supposed to be going to a hearing at the House of Representatives, he said, “I’m supposed to be somewhere, but I haven’t been told where to be.” The guy’s so nonchalant about the whole thing…I just love his laid-back attitude.
“Yeah, if I have to do that, then what are you going to do?”
The panel from the House couldn’t reach Knoblauch, and no one really knows where he lives. He’s been trying to hide from the public eye ever since he forgot how to throw to first base…some pretty funny charades ensued.
He said he didn’t have any hobbies and apparently even his former big league team didn’t know where to find him. I’m a firm supporter of not caring about stuff, and the ending of this New York Times article perfectly sums up the man’s attitude:
“Mad about it? No,” he said. “You know what? One of my strongest characteristics is not really caring what people think. I’m living my life. It’s not going to change my life one way or the other. You know, I’m not trying to get in the Hall of Fame. I got one vote though.”
Knoblauch did have one request. “Don’t tell anybody where I live,” he said.